Tag Archives: On The Waterfront
It's pretty widely known that Marlon Brando's "Godfather" can give a guy an offer he can't refuse, but we're still going to need to see some documentation on that.
Enter Nathan Yau, a UCLA PhD candidate in statistics with a focus in data visualization, whose posts on Flowing Data include two sets of famous movie quotes done up in semi-easy-to-follow diagrams. Get More »
When most people hear the word "Mafia," it conjures up images of "The Godfather," "Goodfellas" and "The Sopranos." But Italian-Americans are hardly the only ethnic group to establish large organized crime rings.
Irish mobsters regularly challenged the Cosa Nostra for territory throughout American history -- and like their Italian counterparts, their conquests have made for some damn fine movies, dating all the way back to the James Cagney vehicles of the 1930s. Get More »
"I'd probably say 'On the Waterfront.' It's [Marlon] Brando at... his all-time best. It's Elia Kazan, who is one of the all-time great directors. And it's just the perfect mix of great storytelling, social commentary and great acting. It's political and still relevant.
"Those themes are still happening today. It's universal. Coming from the theater, to tell those kind of stories in film, is what's really exciting to me."