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On the Waterfront : Cambridge Film Handbooks - Joanna E. Rapf

On the Waterfront

Cambridge Film Handbooks

By: Joanna E. Rapf (Editor)

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Published: 14th October 2016
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On the Waterfront comprehensively examines one of the most important films of the Hollywood canon. Providing the historical context for the film, this volume emphasizes film making as a collaborative process rather than an 'auteurist' approach, although it does highlight individual contributions to the film and the political controversy generated by the cooperation of Kazan and Schulberg with the House of Un-American Activities Committee. Included are essays specially commissioned for this volume, analyzing the screenplay, Kazan as director, Schulberg as screenplay writer, the score by Leonard Bernstein, 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 stills round out the volume.

Introduction: 'The mysterious way of art': making a difference in On the Waterfront
The personal and the political: Elia Kazan and On the Waterfront
Schulberg on the waterfront
On the Waterfront: script analysis conventional and unconventional
An actor prepares
Visual coding and social class in On the Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein and On the Waterfront: tragic nobility, a lyrical song, and music of violence
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ISBN: 9780521790796
ISBN-10: 0521790794
Series: Cambridge Film Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 14th October 2016
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43