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					   ON THE WATERFRONT
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              1954
• THE film many actors claim
  to inspired them to become
  actors in the first place.
• ALSO inspired many young
  men to become PRIESTS
    WINNER of 8 OSCARS
• including:
• PICTURE
• ACTOR (Marlon Brando)
• DIRECTOR (Elia Kazan)
• SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Eva Marie
  Saint)
• BEST SCREENPLAY (Budd Schulberg)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
     THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Naturalistic acting – actors behaving as
 naturally as possible.

Religious symbolism

The Theme of “Telling the Truth” – relates
 back to the HUAC hearings.
              Marlon Brando
• “Terry Malloy”
• a former prize fighter
• In preparation for the
  role, Brando spent
  several weeks
  training with other
  fighters AND living
  “on location” with
  dock workers AND
  gangsters.
Eva Marie Saint
        • “Edie Doyle”
        • 1924 – present
        • Graduate of THE
          ACTOR’S STUDIO
        • Key Films:
        • NORTH BY
          NORTHWEST (1959)
                 Karl Malden
• “Father Barry”
• 1912-
• Graduate of THE ACTOR’S
  STUDIO
• Key Films:
• THE GUNFIGHTER (1950)     )
• A STREETCAR NAMED
  DESIRE (1951)
• ONE-EYED JACKS (1961) –
  directed by Brando
Rod Steiger
      • “Charlie ‘The Gent’
        Malloy”
      • 1925-2002
      • Graduate of THE
        ACTOR’S STUDIO
      • KEY FILMS
      • IN THE HEAT OF
        THE NIGHT (1967) -
        Oscar
                    Lee J Cobb
• “Johnny Friendly”
• 1911-1976
• Founding member of THE
  GROUP THEATRE ( a
  forerunner of THE ACTOR’S
  STUDIO
• Originated the part of “Willy
  Loman” on the Broadway
  Stage in DEATH OF A
  SALESMAN
• “Character” actor
• Key Films:
• 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
• THE EXORCIST (1973)
Leonard Bernstein
         • Composer of film
           music
         • 1918-1990
         • Key Works:
         • WEST SIDE STORY
         • CANDIDE
         • ON THE TOWN
               Elia Kazan
• Director
• 1909-2003
• Founding member of
  both THE GROUP
  THEATRE and THE
  ACTOR’S STUDIO
• Testified and named
  names in HUAC
  hearings
                 HUAC
• House of Un-American Activities
  Commission
• Devoted to rooting out and identifying
  Communists in Hollywood.
• Destroyed the careers of many writers,
  directors and actors.
• Led by Sen. Joe McCarthy

				
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