woensdag 27 april 2016

100 Movie Challange 2016 - # 56: On the Waterfront

Director: Elia Kazan
Genre: Drama/ Romance/ Crime
Runtime: 108 minutes
Year: 1954
Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rob Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John F. Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon

Description: An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Review: Former prize fighter Terry Malloy does the dirty work of the corrupt union boss Johnny Friendly, ordered by his brother Charly. When people die, Terry starts questioning the union. The brother, of the girl he falls in love with with, is one of the victims. When the local pastor is chosing sides with the people rebelling against Johnny Friendly, Terry wants to clear his conscience.
“On the Waterfront” is one of the biggest classics from the 50s. The films cast was nominated for several Oscars and both Marlon Brando and Eve Marie Saint won. “On the Waterfront” eventually went home with eight Academy Awards.
Especially Marlon Brando’s role is extraordinary. With this film he brought us a new kind of acting: method acting. He is perfect for the role of Terry Mallow, because he is both macho and sensitive. Besides, one look of Brando says more then a thousand words. “On the Waterfront” is a fantastic film, a must see.

Rating: 4,5/ 5

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