10 thoughts on “On the Waterfront: The Final Shooting Script

  1. Julia Julia says:

    Deciding whether I liked or loathed this book is a complicated question My local library had a film historian come and talk about this screenplay, one of his favorites, which in reading now, to me, feels like an extended apologia for Kazan and Schulberg naming names It s a brilliant movie, it s good reading, but the men who made it and why they made it, it s a complex topic After reading the screenplay and hearing the talk I spent a whole day researching the blacklist, and who Kazan named and Deciding whether I liked or loathed this book is a complicated question My local library had a film historian come and talk about this screenplay, one of his favorites, which in reading now, to me, feels like an extended apologia for Kazan and Schulberg naming names It s a brilliant movie, it s good reading, but the men who made it and why they made it, it s a complex topic After reading the screenplay and hearing the talk I spent a whole day researching the blacklist, and who Kazan named and what happened to them Father Barry Karl Malden says to Terry Molloy Marlon Brando You want to be brave Firing lead into another man s flesh isn t brave Any bum who picks up a.45 in a pawnshop can be that brave You want to hurt Johnny Friendly Don t fight him like a hoodlum down here in the jungle Fight him tomorrow in the courtroom with the truth as you know it Truth is the gun If I enjoy this film screenplay does that say I agree with what Kazan did An actor he named, Philip Loeb commited suicide He d been on a television and radio show The Goldbergs The star of that show tried to flaunt the blacklist But Kazan and Schulberg were such big stars, if they d said no, I m not going to name names, HUAC would not have had power in Hollywood


  2. Erik Erik says:

    intense writing


  3. James Farrant James Farrant says:

    For some reason I was expecting achallenging read from this book, but it was relatively fast paced The reason for the three star rating is that the main characters do not become fully fleshed to such a degree that you get to know the lesser folk just as well if not better Also I found that the story was not rounded out enough Still, a good read.


  4. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    Read it for my Screenwriting class


  5. Lindsay Lindsay says:

    I love this movie so much Love times like, whatever the largest number is Like that sideways 8 sign.


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