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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