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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

  • Author: Joanna Rapf
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521794008
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 190
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On the Waterfront comprehensively examines one of the most important films of the Hollywood canon. Included are essays specially commissioned for this volume, analyzing the screenplay, Kazan as director, Schulberg as screenplay writer, the score by Leonard Bernstein, and the reception of the film in classrooms. Collectively they demonstrate how and why this film has been an enduring favorite among cineastes and movie buffs alike. A preface by Bud Schulberg, contemporary reviews, and stills round out the volume.

Liberty on the Waterfront

Liberty on the Waterfront

American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution

  • Author: Paul A. Gilje
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812219937
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Through careful research and colorful accounts, historian Paul A. Gilje discovers what liberty meant to an important group of common men in American society, those who lived and worked on the waterfront and aboard ships. In the process he reveals that the idealized vision of liberty associated with the Founding Fathers had a much more immediate and complex meaning than previously thought. In Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution, life aboard warships, merchantmen, and whalers, as well as the interactions of mariners and others on shore, is recreated in absorbing detail. Describing the important contributions of sailors to the resistance movement against Great Britain and their experiences during the Revolutionary War, Gilje demonstrates that, while sailors recognized the ideals of the Revolution, their idea of liberty was far more individual in nature—often expressed through hard drinking and womanizing or joining a ship of their choice. Gilje continues the story into the post-Revolutionary world highlighted by the Quasi War with France, the confrontation with the Barbary Pirates, and the War of 1812.

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

A Novel

  • Author: Budd Schulberg
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453261796
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
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Schulberg’s acclaimed and bestselling novel, based on a classic of American cinema In 1955, Budd Schulberg adapted his Academy Award–winning screenplay into an exhilarating novel. Suspenseful and emotional, the novel presents a more complex—and perhaps bleaker—portrait of ex-boxer Terry Malloy’s corrupt and stunted world on the docks of Hoboken. Narrated by Father Pete Barry, the novel shifts focus to the courageous priest who stands up to the Mob, as well as his own church, in order to redeem the souls of his hardscrabble and unloved constituents. On the Waterfront is a potent retelling of an iconic American story that stands apart as an unforgettable vision of crime, politics, and class in the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront

Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront

A Film Score Guide

  • Author: Anthony Bushard
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810883996
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 234
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Released in 1954, On the Waterfront’s Oscar-nominated score represented a rare venture into film music composition by Leonard Bernstein, one of the towering figures of classical music in the 20th century. In Leonard Bernstein’s On the Waterfront: A Film Score Guide, Anthony Bushard examines this landmark work, a score that continues to influence composers of film and classical music alike. This book begins with a biographical survey of Bernstein’s work, followed by an examination of Bernstein’s compositional method, a look at the context of the film, and finally an analysis of the score.

Wobblies on the Waterfront

Wobblies on the Waterfront

Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia

  • Author: Peter Cole
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252090853
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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During the 1910s and 1920s, the Philadelphia waterfront was home to the most durable interracial, multiethnic union seen in the United States prior to the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) era. For much of its time, Local 8's majority was African American and included immigrants from Eastern Europe as well as many Irish Americans. In this important study, Peter Cole examines how Local 8, affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), accomplished what no other did at the time. He also shows how race was central not only to the rise but also to the decline of Local 8, as increasing racial tensions were manipulated by employers and federal agents bent on the union's destruction.

Workers on the Waterfront

Workers on the Waterfront

Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s

  • Author: Bruce Nelson
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252061448
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Application of fieldbased characterization tools in the waterfront voluntary setting

Application of fieldbased characterization tools in the waterfront voluntary setting

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428902376
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On The Waterfront: Water Distribution, Technology And Agrarian Change In A South Indian Canal Irrigation System

On The Waterfront: Water Distribution, Technology And Agrarian Change In A South Indian Canal Irrigation System

  • Author: Peter P. Mollinga
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125025078
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  • Page: 460
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Series: Wageningen University Water Resources Series. This book analyses the struggle over water in a large-scale irrigation system in Raichur District, Karnataka, South India. It looks at water control as a simultaneously technical, managerial and socio-political process. The triangle of accommodation of different categories of farmers, irrigation department officials and local politicians, involving water, votes, money, employment, credit and harassment, is documented. The book shows that the physical infrastructure, notably the division structures, are signposts of struggle, expressing the balance of power between farmers and the irrigation department, and that between head- and tail-end farmers. It concludes with a discussion of irrigation reform efforts in India: reasons for the very slow transformation of the sector, and how a more integrated perspective on irrigation could provide directions for the way forward.

Waterfront

Waterfront

A Walk Around Manhattan

  • Author: Phillip Lopate
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307492966
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 448
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Fusing history, lore, politics, culture, and on-site adventures, esteemed essayist and author Phillip Lopate takes us on an exuberant, affectionate, and eye-opening excursion around Manhattan’s shoreline. Waterfront captures the ever-changing character of New York in the best way possible: on a series of exploratory walks conducted by one of the city’s most engaging and knowledgeable guides. Starting at the Battery and moving at a leisurely pace along the banks of the Hudson and East Rivers, Lopate describes the infrastructures, public spaces, and landmarks he encounters, along with fascinating insights into how they came to be. Unpeeling layers of myth and history, he reveals the economic, ecological, and political concerns that influenced the city’s development, reporting on everything from the building of the Brooklyn Bridge to the latest projects dotting the shorelines. New York’s waterfront has undergone a three-stage revaluation—from the world’s largest port to an abandoned, seedy no-man’s land to a highly desirable zone of parks and upscale retail and residential properties—each metamorphosis only incompletely shedding earlier associations. Physically, no area of New York City has changed as dramatically as the shoreline, thanks to natural processes and the use of landfill, dredging, and other interventions. Everywhere Phillip Lopate walked on the waterfront, he saw the present as a layered accumulation of older narratives. He set about his task by trying to read the city like a text. One textual layer is the past, going back to the Lenape Indians, Captain Kidd, and Melville’s sailors; another is the present—whatever or whoever was popping up in his view at the moment; a third layer contains the constructed environment, the architecture or piers or parks currently along the shore; another layer still is his personal history, the memories recalled by visiting certain spots; yet another consists of the city’s incredibly rich cultural record—the literature, films, and artwork that threw a reflecting light on the matter at hand; and finally, there is the invisible or imagined layer—what he thinks should be on the waterfront but is not. Waterfront is studded with short diversions where Lopate expounds on some of the greater issues, characters, and sites of Manhattan’s shoreline. Be it a revisionist examination of Robert Moses, the effect of shipworms on the city’s piers and foundations, the battle over Westway, the dream of public housing, the legacy of Joseph Mitchell, a wonderful passage about the longshoremen and Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, or the meaning of the World Trade Center, Lopate punctuates this marvelous journey with the sights and sounds and words of a world like no other. A rich and impressive work by an undisputed master stylist, Waterfront takes its rightful place next to other literary classics of New York, such as E. B. White’s Here Is New York and Joseph Mitchell’s Up in the Old Hotel. It is an unparalleled look at New York’s landscape and history and an irresistible invitation to meander along its outermost edges. From the Hardcover edition.

Discover & Explore Toronto's Waterfront

Discover & Explore Toronto's Waterfront

A Walker's Jogger's Cyclist's Boater's Guide to Toronto's Lakeside Sites and History

  • Author: Mike Filey
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 1554881463
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 144
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Out of print for many years, this much sought-after guide is being brought back just in time for the megacity’s first summer. Mike Filey has expanded his original book to include areas that are now the waterfront of the new City of Toronto, stretching from the west end of Etobicoke to the Rouge River in the east. This valuable guide is an essential tool for anyone with an interest in Toronto: tourists, locals, and even out-of-towners who want to learn more about the lakeside sites of North America’s fifth-largest city. The book is divided into three Walks. New and archival photographs and illustrations capture the beauty and charm of the city, while the text provides the history of each site, complete with intriguing and often amusing anecdotes. For residents and tourists, Toronto continues to be a great city to explore. With Discover & Explore Toronto’s Waterfront, exploration is made even more exciting.