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‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (I)

May 3, 2013 1:49 pm0 comments
‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (I)

It wasn’t the first time ‘realism’ hit the cinema screens. However, ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954) was the first major commercial and critical breakthrough of its kind. The very term – ‘social realism’ – was first coined in the fledgling Soviet Union, after the 1917 Russian Revolution, to describe such films as ‘October’, ‘Battleship […]

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