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On the Waterfront: The Final Shooting Script

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Schulberg’s Academy Award–winning screenplay about ex-boxer and dock worker Terry Malloy, whose talent made him a contender and whose courage will make him a hero

The film On the Waterfront garnered eight Oscars; the leading role of Terry Malloy was perhaps Marlon Brando’s tour de force. But none of these achievements would have been possible without the explosive, inspired
ebook, 158 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 1981)
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May 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: screenplays
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
James Farrant
For some reason I was expecting a more challenging 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.
Feb 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it for my Screenwriting class!
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I love this movie so much. Love times like, whatever the largest number is. Like that sideways 8 sign.
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Budd Schulberg (1914–2009) was a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist who is best remembered for the classic novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Harder They Fall, and the story On the Waterfront, which he adapted as a novel, play, and an Academy Award–winning film script. Born in New York City, Schulberg grew up in Hollywood, where his father, B. P. Schulberg, was head of production at Paramount, ...more
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“I coulda' had class. I coulda' been a contender! But instead I got a one way ticket to Palookaville.” 2 likes
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