“It’s a beautiful noir, and it encapsulated that protagonist struggle I was after — the little man against the big machinery, and standing up for yourself despite the consequences, doing the right thing,” says Landmark’s Crystal Vales, who selected the film for the series. “I was intrigued a lot by Marlon Brando and Elia Kazan’s collaborations together. A big part of what makes the film so powerful is that it pioneered American-style Method acting. The emotional power of the film and the very slight nuances that Elia Kazan was so sensitive to — he was such a great director for actors.”
See On the Waterfront at 2 or 7 p.m. today at Chez Artiste, 4150 East Amherst Avenue. For tickets, $8.50, and additional info, visit landmarktheatres.com.
Wed., July 30, 2 & 7 p.m., 2014