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  On the Waterfront: Special Edition (1954)
Waterfront mainly tells the story of Terry Malloy (Brando), a fairly dopey low-life ex-boxer who works on the docks and also does some jobs for local mobster Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb).
Waterfront also helped define the career of director Elia Kazan, and it’s a very interesting flick to watch against its historical background.
Somewhat stronger - at least on a relative basis - was the monaural soundtrack of On the Waterfront.
dvdmg.com /onthewaterfront.shtml   (2021 words)

  
 CIRE Magazine :: On the Waterfront
Among the first areas to be settled, early American waterfront developments were mostly industrial factories and warehouses, situated on shores for convenient access to transportation of people and goods, according to American Rivers, a national nonprofit conservation organization.
Waterfront properties are being developed into everything from luxury condominiums to retail lifestyle centers to town squares and tourist-driven boardwalks.
Waterfront developments not only have the aesthetics of a shoreline view, they also have the advantages of a strategic location.
www.ciremagazine.com /article.php?article_id=892   (1835 words)

  
 On The Waterfront   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If this last big chunk of unused waterfront land in the Northeast is developed properly, the impact will be felt far beyond the artists' lofts, surface parking lots, industrial areas, and Southie neighborhoods that now occupy those thousand acres.
The seaport plan doesn't have a grand enough vision, nor an ambitious enough conception of what the waterfront could be for the people of this city -- both of which are vital to shaping that district, even this early in the process.
The buildings allowed along the waterfront may not be as high those in the Financial District, but they don't have to be that high to undermine the area's appeal.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/features/98/02/19/ON_THE_WATERFRONT.html   (4420 words)

  
 On The Waterfront (1954)
And it is set on New York's oppressive waterfront docks, where dock workers struggled for work, dignity, and to make ends meet under the control of hard-knuckled, mob-run labor unions that would force them to submit to daily 'shape-ups' by cruel hiring bosses.
In the rough waterfront bar where some of the patrons watch a prizefight on a TV above the bar, Big Mac (James Westerfield) the waterfront hiring boss, brings beer-drinking Johnny Friendly a thick wad of bills, revealing union racketeering, corruption, strong-arm tactics and payoffs: "Here's the cut on the shape-up.
As a man in his 30s who is exploited like a pawn by others, ex-prizefighter and has-been Terry knows that he owes his waterfront career and livelihood to Johnny Friendly, head of the racketeers, and to his brother Charley, although he was forced to take a 'fall' in a boxing fight.
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 On the waterfront
Also pressing for reform were the so called 'waterfront priests', notably Father John Corridan, who had campaigned on behalf of rebel longshoremen since arriving at the Xavier Labour School in the Hell's Kitchen district of New York in 1946.
The man had been talking to the Crime Commission, and with this opening scene the film introduces the notion that such testimony is considered to be informing, 'ratting on your friends' by the men and particularly the union bosses.
On the Waterfront, Malloy hardly behaves as a leader, while Friendly is seen shouting that he will be back, and the men are shown to be little more than cautiously admiring of Terry's exhibition of his old boxing skills.
www.americansc.org.uk /Online/OTW.htm   (3036 words)

  
 War on the Waterfront
Reith and Howard have been pushed back by their failure on the waterfront but made clear on their re-election that they are now back in the ring for the next round against the MUA or another key union.
Indeed, the waterfront reform programme of 1987-91 is constantly used by the union leadership as an example of the virtues of employers working hand in hand with the MUA.
The idea that underlay MUA co-operation in waterfront reform was their belief in the politics of "strategic unionism".
www.takver.com /wharfie/wotw.htm   (15941 words)

  
 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: On the Waterfront (xhtml)
So says Terry Malloy, the longshoreman who testifies against his union in ``On the Waterfront.'' The line, said by Marlon Brando, resonates all through the picture because the story is about conscience--and so is the story behind the story.
This was the film made in 1954 by Elia Kazan after he agreed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee, named former associates who were involved with the Communist Party and became a pariah in left-wing circles.
In ``On the Waterfront,'' there's a moment when Terry goes for a walk in the park with Edie (Eva Marie Saint), the sister of a man who has been thrown off a roof for talking to crime investigators.
rogerebert.suntimes.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990321/REVIEWS08/903210301/1023   (1356 words)

  
 On the Waterfront (1954)
On the Waterfront explains how it's fundamentally right to break the group silence in a situation like this, even if you seem to be ratting on your friends.
Still On the Waterfront is a powerful testament to the potential within us all, the leader within the follower.
All in all Kazan's On the Waterfront is a gripping drama, flipping one of New York's most repulsive toads onto its back.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/On_Waterfront.html   (829 words)

  
 Classic Films: On the Waterfront
Eventually Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront falls into most of the traps lurking to ensnare filmmakers of reforming zeal, but its virtuosity is undeniable—be it the words unheard under the ship’s hooters (324k) or the shuffling conversation in the taxi, devices which were then new in films.
The idea for On the Waterfront began with an expose series written for The New York Sun by reporter Malcolm Johnson.
On the Waterfront opened in October 1954 to sensational reviews and grossed over $9.5 million in its initial release.
www.moderntimes.com /palace/waterfront.htm   (1059 words)

  
 BBC - Films - review - On The Waterfront
Director Elia Kazan was shunned by many of his Hollywood peers for naming names during McCarthy's communist witch hunts of the early 1950s.
When his "On the Waterfront" was released in 1954 it was seen by many as a defiant attempt to justify his actions.
But "On the Waterfront" retains the freshness of an original - exploring the difficulties and corruptions of working stiffs with a realism, sensitivity and intelligence that has seldom been matched since.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2001/05/18/on_the_waterfront_review.shtml   (387 words)

  
 On the Waterfront
By A. small but obviously dedicated group of realists has forged artistry, anger and some horrible truths into "On the Waterfront," as violent and indelible a film record of man's inhumanity to man as has come to light this year.
And, while the explosive indictment of the vultures and the meek prey of the docksides, which was unveiled at the Astor yesterday, occasionally is only surface dramatization and an oversimplification of the personalities and evils of our waterfront, it is, nevertheless, an uncommonly powerful, exciting and imaginative use of the screen by gifted professionals.
Despite its happy ending; its preachments and a somewhat slick approach to some of the facets of dockside strife and tribulations, "On the Waterfront" is moviemaking of a rare and high order.
www.nytimes.com /1954/07/29/arts/waterfront-oscars.html   (677 words)

  
 On the Waterfront, 1954
On the Waterfront continues to make the top ten lists of most critics and film lovers, for best films of all time.
Waterfront can be compared to the independent films of today, in that its characters seem real, and the story is anything but cliché.
On the Waterfront is regarded as one of the best films ever, as a story about a dock worker who must consider naming names about a murder.
www.angelfire.com /film/oscars/waterfront.htm   (1091 words)

  
 Adtractive: On the Waterfront
It also was of little solace to the scores of people in the industry fllisted, unable to find work or support their families.
A lot of stuffhappens, pigeons, the mob infiltrated the waterfront, yada yada, the hero NAMES NAMES, and everything is fixed.
In a Wizard of Oz plot twist, Brando, the sidelined prizefighter, who testifies and then is ostracized,is easily absorbed back into the union and the workerss before people finished their popcorn.
www.adtractive.net /2006/07/on_the_waterfront.php   (563 words)

  
 TechnoFILE Reviews "On the Waterfront" on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The waterfront is run with a steel fist by "Johnny Friendly" (Lee J. Cobb), head of the longshoreman's local, aided by his mafia-like organization.
On the Waterfront is a powerful drama brilliantly acted and filmed and is well deserving of its honored place in movie history.
Many have said some not too flattering things about this actor, and perhaps they were justified, but On the Waterfront proves he earned the kudos as well.
www.technofile.com /dvds/on_the_waterfront.html   (751 words)

  
 On the Waterfront
From 1952 to 1967, Barbaro worked as a longshoreman on the waterfront in Brooklyn, and his time on the piers profoundly shaped his philosophy.
While an assemblyman, Barbaro led a rent strike in the city, and when he was later elevated to the state Supreme Court Justice, he wrote opinions that he proudly recalled safeguarded due process rights for the accused.
But it was on the waterfront where he sunk his progressive roots, learning the "absolute necessity of building a people's movement--to be a countervailing force" to corporations.
www.thenation.com /blogs/edcut?bid=7&pid=1542   (1074 words)

  
 MOVIE REVIEW - 'On the Waterfront' - Los Angeles Times - calendarlive.com
Brando was in fact a remarkable ensemble player, a skill he never used to greater effect than in "On the Waterfront," now playing at the Nuart in West Los Angeles in a restored new print struck to mark the film's 50th anniversary.
She stays with her costar even in their celebrated scene walking across a small park when, at ease in front of the camera as few actors have ever been, he improvises brilliantly with one of her unintentionally dropped gloves.
The other scene everyone remembers in "Waterfront," the taxi conversation between brothers when Terry tells Charlie, "I could have been a contender, I could have been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am," has lost nothing of its impact.
www.calendarlive.com /movies/cl-et-waterfront24dec24,2,7672346.story   (536 words)

  
 Willamette Week Online | News | NEWS STORY | On the Waterfront | Wednesday April 13th, 2005
After City Council voted last summer to finance the tram by taxing adjacent property owners, Zidell realized it was holding the sharp end of a stick with the city pushing hard from the other end.
The company was not a party to the South Waterfront development agreement, which included only entities south of Gibbs Street; Zidell is north of Gibbs.
Janik adds that ZRZ is overstating his influence on the South Waterfront development agreement.
www.wweek.com /story.php?story=6209   (710 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: On The Waterfront: DVD: Elia Kazan,Marlon Brando,Karl Malden,Lee J. Cobb,Rod Steiger,Pat Henning,Leif ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His performance as Terry Malloy is often considered one of his greatest (and he won an Oscar for it to back it up), and there is no doubt that this is a performance of spontaneity and great emotional realism that must have awed a generation of filmgoers who watched him.
Rather, OTW is great because it does what all great movies manage to do: to engage us in the fate of its stars.
"On the Waterfront" is widely known to be an act of expiation on the part of Elia Kazan for naming names to HUAC during the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 50s.
www.amazon.ca /Waterfront-Elia-Kazan/dp/B00003CXBU   (2512 words)

  
 ON THE WATERFRONT by Budd Schulberg
A long, narrow gangplank leads from the wharf to the shore, and on either side of the wharf are large ocean liners which are being unloaded by arc light.
He is TERRY MALLOY, a wiry, jaunty, waterfront hanger-on in his late twenties.
(with a gesture of futility) That's the waterfront.
www.dailyscript.com /scripts/onthewaterfront.html   (19220 words)

  
 village voice > nyclife > Still On the Waterfront by Tom Robbins
Although he's never had proof, Hanley believes his old man was done in by a murderous waterfront thug named John "Cockeye" Dunn, who ruled the Lower Manhattan wharves until he went to the electric chair in 1949 for killing a stevedore whose job he coveted.
The matter was eventually worked out, and Hanley went on to make his living among the waterfront pirates without bending to their wills.
For years he was consigned to what was then the toughest job in the pre-container days of break-bulk cargo, down in the hold of the ship wrestling loads with his hook.
www.villagevoice.com /nyclife/0626,robbins,73660,15.html   (4757 words)

  
 Tavern on the Waterfront
Tavern on the Waterfront is the freshest, most exciting restaurant concept to hit the caribbean in years.
Our location is the downtown harbor waterfront, with a magnificent view featuring the bustling harbor and beautiful sunsets.
Along with being a great restaurant, The Tavern's mission is to be a resource for those wishing to explore a healthy diet, avant garde cooking, and unique gastronomical happenings.
www.tavernonthewaterfront.com   (217 words)

  
 Ogunquit Maine Hotels, Southern Coastal ME Inns & Reservations - The Dunes On The Waterfront
Situated on 12 secluded and beautifully landscaped acres, The Dunes on the Waterfront is only 300 Yards from Ogunquit Beach - one of finest stretches of sand on the East Coast.
For generations, people have come to The Dunes on the Waterfront to experience natural beauty, classic New England charm, and a rich, vibrant history.
Boasting well-appointed accommodations, personalized service, panoramic waterfront views, and convenient access to a colorful variety of attractions and beaches, we've been a favorite family and couples destination for 70 years.
www.dunesonthewaterfront.com   (702 words)

  
 On the Waterfront (1954)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are some slight negative points - the music is at times overbearing and the religious side it tries to bring forth does not quite work - but there is not anything significant that I would flaw the film on.
The dock noises can often be heard, which helps to set up the waterfront atmosphere, and there is one scene in which the noise of a ship plays a key element in a conversation between Saint and Brando.
I would say that 'On the Waterfront' is a drama about struggling against the restrictions of society, and of what it takes to stand up for what one believes in.
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 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
The festival's "Ray Charles Tribute," performed by Portland blues allstars specifically for the Waterfront Blues Festival, won a Muddy Award for Performance of the Year.
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 26, 2006)- Within weeks of Hurricane Katrina, Waterfront Blues Festival organizers donated their expertise and time to organize BLUES for KATRINA, an all-day benefit concert that raised $126,000 for Gulf Coast hurricane relief.
Cruise the Willamette River on the Portland Spirit and hear legendary blues artists perform on the boat’s two intimate stages.
www.waterfrontbluesfest.com   (641 words)

  
 On the Waterfront - February 22, 2006 - The New York Sun
On the Waterfront - February 22, 2006 - The New York Sun
It turns out their objections look to be less and less about American national security and more about plain old politics and political money and a labor union notorious for its ties to organized crime on the waterfront.
None of these politicians, so far as we recall, made a peep when the government of the United Arab Emirates donated $200,000 to fund a professorship in Middle East studies at Columbia University that was filled by a virulently anti-Israel and anti-Bush professor named Rashid Khalidi.
www.nysun.com /article/27936   (1235 words)

  
 Waterfront Regeneration Trust -
The Waterfront Trail has been an instrumental part of Lake Ontario’s regeneration.
Along it you will find a 740 km celebration of nature and culture — where peaceful countryside, small towns and big cities are linked in bringing Lake Ontario to this province's residents and visitors, alike.
The Waterfront Trail will let you discover the Lake Ontario waterfront...and what it can mean to you.
www.wrtrust.com   (64 words)

  
 Ohio Website Designers | Waterfront Web Properties | Port Clinton, Ohio | Sandusky, Ohio
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The talented designers at Waterfront Web Properties can also help you grow with company name branding, brochure, business card, advertising posters, letterhead and logo design for small, medium and large businesses or organizations.
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 On the Waterfront   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The history is in the faces, the cold location setting, the stark fl and white photography.
The events surrounding Joey Doyle's death and an ongoing investigation into corruption on the docks come to crashing collision in spectacularly dramatic force at the edge of the waterfront.
The misty waterfront of the early morning is tightly controlled.
www.filmsondisc.com /dvdpages/on_the_waterfront.htm   (781 words)

  
 ON THE WATERFRONT Spokesman Review, The (Spokane) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We also took the lively Argosy boat cruise from the Waterfront through the Ballard Locks, aka the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.
Known by their wartime acronym of DUKW, each vehicle in the fleet has been modified to include comfortable seats, a solid canopy roof, plastic roll-up windows and heating.
As we barrel down steep inclines to the Waterfront, "Love Rollercoaster" blares out of an old tape player -- part of the comical soundtrack to our 90-minute excursion.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4186/is_20030601/ai_n11676687   (888 words)

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