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

May 15, 2013 1:38 pm0 comments
‘On the Waterfront’: When Film Meets Life (III)

When Marlon Brando told his father, Marlon Snr., he was going to make his first movie the older man told his son: ‘Take a look in the mirror, and tell me who’s going to want to look at your ugly mug on the screen.’ Brando’s relationship with his father, and […]

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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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