The guys go back to 1954 to look at Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, a film that took home an unprecedented eight Academy Awards. They consider just what it is about the film that helped it sweep come award season and continue to hold favor with critics and fans alike; it’s a film that represents a watershed moment in classic Hollywood with the gritty realism of its documentarian cinematography, underclass characters, and straight-off-the-street actors bringing something wholly new and exciting to cinema. Not to mention, Marlon Brando gives a career-defining performance as the film’s protagonist Terry Malloy, which stands at the center of the film and what makes it so exciting, even today. The guys also discuss where they would stash their own Oscars so as not to lose it like Brando allegedly did, as well as this year’s Wimbledon and Roger Federer’s legacy in that tournament.

On the Waterfront (1954)
Director
Elia Kazan
Stars
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint

Curated by: Jeff

4.4

Aired Friday, July 3, 2015
The guys go back to 1954 to look at Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, a film that took home an unprecedented eight Academy Awards. They consider just what it is about the film that helped it sweep come award season and continue to hold favor with critics and fans alike; it's a film that represents a watershed moment in classic Hollywood with the gritty realism of its documentarian cinematography, underclass characters, and straight-off-the-street actors bringing something wholly new and exciting to cinema. Not to mention, Marlon Brando gives a career-defining performance as the film's protagonist Terry Malloy, which stands at the center of the film and what makes it so exciting, even today. The guys also discuss where they would stash their own Oscars so as not to lose it like Brando allegedly did, as well as this year's Wimbledon and Roger Federer's legacy in that tournament.