On the Waterfront / Edition 1

On the Waterfront / Edition 1

by Joanna Rapf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521794005

ISBN-13: 9780521794008

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In order to comprehensively examine one of the most important films of the Hollywood canon, these essays analyze the screenplay, Elia Kazan as director, Budd Schulberg as screenplay writer, Leonard Bernstein's score, and the reception of the film in classrooms. Collectively, they demonstrate how and why this film has been an enduring favorite among cineastes and movie…  See more details below

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In order to comprehensively examine one of the most important films of the Hollywood canon, these essays analyze the screenplay, Elia Kazan as director, Budd Schulberg as screenplay writer, Leonard Bernstein's score, and the reception of the film in classrooms. Collectively, they demonstrate how and why this film has been an enduring favorite among cineastes and movie buffs alike. A preface by Budd Schulberg, contemporary reviews, and reproductions of stills complete the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521794008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword
Introduction: "The Mysterious Way of Art": Making a Difference in On the Waterfront1
1The Personal and the Political: Elia Kazan and On the Waterfront20
2Schulberg on the Waterfront40
3On the Waterfront: Script Analysis Conventional and Unconventional61
4An Actor Prepares85
5Visual Coding and Social Class in On the Waterfront106
6Leonard Bernstein and On the Waterfront: Tragic Nobility, A Lyrical Song, and Music of Violence124
Selected Reviews and Commentary
Waterfront: From Docks to Film149
The Screen: Astor Offers On the Waterfront151
The Big Sell: A Review153
Man's Hope: A Review157
On the Waterfront: A Review158
An Interview with Boris Kaufman161
Filmographies and Bibliographies of Kazan and Schulberg164
Selected Critical Bibliography178
Index183

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