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Posts Tagged: HUAC

Reading Between the Lines of On the Waterfront

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What sets On the Waterfront apart from more conventional melodrama, besides the emotional force of its storytelling, happens between the lines of the story… “On the Waterfront is no more about the real business of the docks…than Hamlet is an exposé of corruption in the medieval Danish court,” writes filmmaker Michael Almereyda. On the occasion of its Criterion Collection release, […]

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I Am Spartacus!

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In an interview with Royal Young, Kirk Douglas, iconic screen legend and son of Russian immigrants, tells tales of breaking the blacklist in HUAC-era Hollywood. His memoir, I Am Spartacus!: Making A Film, Breaking The Blacklist, comes out tomorrow. “I think because I was young enough I had more guts—when you’re older, you have more […]

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