02nd Dec2019

‘On the Waterfront’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint | Written by Budd Schulberg | Directed by Elia Kazan The opening tells us everything. We can visualise the shipyard before we’re shown a single image. Leonard Bernstein’s horn-heavy score sounds like the song of ships. It’s almost peaceful. Then a piano […]

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07th May2019

‘A Face in the Crowd’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Patricia Neal, Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Anthony Franciosa, Lee Remick | Written by Budd Schulberg | Directed by Elia Kazan In a tiny Arkansas town, local radio reporter Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) makes a visit to the local jailhouse to do a story on the inmates. She’s expecting anecdotes and maybe a song or […]

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