Movie Classic: On the Waterfront

Legendary Hoboken Movie: On the Waterfront at Clearview Cinemas

The Thursday night movie classics at Hoboken Clearview Cinemas continues again this week!

Tonight at 7:30pm is a legendary Hoboken movie classic from 1954 starring Marlon Brando: On the Waterfront.

On the Waterfront

“Winner of eight Oscars, director Elia Kazan’s classic morality tale stars Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy, a has-been boxer who experiences a crisis of conscience while working for mobbed-up union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). Terry turns a blind eye when Friendly’s thugs kill a fellow dockworker to keep him from testifying in a corruption case, but he has second thoughts when the victim’s sister (Eva Marie Saint) urges him to take a stand.”

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3 Comments on "Movie Classic: On the Waterfront"

Lance
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Lance

Great movie – and it was fun picking out Hoboken locations. But I was pretty disappointed that it was being played back on Blu-Ray vs. actual film (we saw the Blu-Ray menu screen with Play Movie, Special Features, etc).. I was probably expecting too much for my $5, but still. They also had the projector set on some weird wide screen mode where it distorted everything at the edges by stretching them. So, anything in the center was fine, but anything off-center was bizarrely stretched.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

it was more intresting to watch them film the movie in person..As far as speical effects the pic was filmed in 1953..OlG was on the west and Kazan went to the elysian park to make it look like the river was to the east… Yeah bet you remember it well.. The ally behind the old fabian theater now cvs was a kicker..frankie and johnnys was then romanos bar on 14th and Garden St..All you had to do was watch it on turner movie classics…There was no fog in 4th st park..it was smudge pots creating the effect, you have to remember speical effects not like today..extras got 5 dollars a day to form the crowd as well as the court scene.. It was bitter cold during the filming and brando was given a jacket because he claimed he was cold…Not once did the credits show the film was made in Hoboken nor thanks to the mayor and the city..blue ray lmao 😕 [quote comment=”207580″]Great movie – and it was fun picking out Hoboken locations. But I was pretty disappointed that it was being played back on Blu-Ray vs. actual film (we saw the Blu-Ray menu screen with Play Movie, Special Features, etc).. I was probably expecting too much for my $5, but still. They also had the projector set on some weird wide screen mode where it distorted everything at the edges by stretching them. So, anything in the center was fine, but anything off-center was bizarrely stretched.[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

The outdoor filming locations in the park will give you the impression that the church scenes were filmed inside Our Lady of Grace Church, when in reality they were filmed inside Sts Peter in Paul.[quote comment=”207580″]Great movie – and it was fun picking out Hoboken locations. But I was pretty disappointed that it was being played back on Blu-Ray vs. actual film (we saw the Blu-Ray menu screen with Play Movie, Special Features, etc).. I was probably expecting too much for my $5, but still. They also had the projector set on some weird wide screen mode where it distorted everything at the edges by stretching them. So, anything in the center was fine, but anything off-center was bizarrely stretched.[/quote]

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