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On the Waterfront: A Novel #2020

On the Waterfront A Novel Schulberg s acclaimed and bestselling novel based on a classic of American cinemaIn Budd Schulberg adapted his Academy Award winning screenplay into an exhilarating novel Suspenseful and emotio

  • Title: On the Waterfront: A Novel
  • Author: Budd Schulberg
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On the Waterfront: A Novel By Budd Schulberg, Schulberg s acclaimed and bestselling novel, based on a classic of American cinemaIn 1955, Budd Schulberg adapted his Academy Award winning screenplay into an exhilarating novel Suspenseful and emotional, the novel presents a complex and perhaps bleaker portrait of ex boxer Terry Malloy s corrupt and stunted world on the docks of Hoboken Narrated by Father Pete BarrSchulberg s acclaimed and bestselling novel, based on a classic of American cinemaIn 1955, Budd Schulberg adapted his Academy Award winning screenplay into an exhilarating novel Suspenseful and emotional, the novel presents a 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.

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    1. Dock Workers Life is harsh working on the docks where people are poor and working as a dock worker is the only job that pays A mob controls the union and who gets the jobs On The waterfront is about the people who work there where their lives happen in slums Most are Irish and priests and the Catholic church is powerful as well Most priests seem to be part of the corruption in society In this backdrop three people stand out, a father who tries to stem the corruption, a young man on the verge of [...]

    2. No discussion of On the Waterfront, the novel, can be undertaken without at least mention of the movie The book was highly praised when it was released in 1955, a year after the film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director On its own, the novels was a best seller.Originally, the book was titled just Waterfront, it was no simple novelization of the film, that bastard word for a bastard byproduct of Hollywood success , as Budd Schulberg states in his Int [...]

    3. I m frankly astonished that I seem to be the only person who has read this book on and I have checked for other editions This edition was published 2013 so it s not like it s been out of print Schulberg also wrote the screenplay for the iconic film, but afterwards felt there was story to tell and therefore fleshed it out into a novel It s a long while since I ve seen the movie so long, in fact, that I can t even be sure that I have seen it but from what I know of the movie the basic events foll [...]

    4. Schulberg can write and it is a story worth telling, but this novelisation or adaptation of the movie script doesn t quite work Terry Malloy is an ex boxer, drifting ambitionless now his boxing career is over His brother is Charley the Gent, right hand man of self made dock kingpin Johnny Friendly Joey Doyle is an agitator for workers rights and Friendly has him rubbed out, with the unwitting assistance of Terry Doyle s sister, a prim Catholic schoolgirl, stirs up the local priest to organise co [...]

    5. Five star hate to put it down 11 32 PM A constantly moving very realistic novel, even though I have never worked on waterfront Good description of Waterfront Good strong list of characters.WA

    6. I believe this book was written after the movie, and is just as riveting if not Life of the poor Irish on the NJ docks is described so clearly, I feel like I m there

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