On the Waterfront and how it constructs meaning

As you are all aware by now, you must consider the constructed nature of the film when writing your essay.

Here are some links that might provide a last minute surge of inpiration.

http://vcewaterfrontcharacters.wordpress.com/ – This blog has pages on characters, themes, metalanguage and setting.

http://education.theage.com.au/cmspage.php?intid=136&intversion=252 – Roger Stitson explores the way Kazan uses the costumes and images of the characters to convey his ideas.

http://www.studymode.com/essays/Cinematic-Techniques-In-On-The-Waterfront-994300.html – This is the introduction and first paragraph of an essay for sale. I think it provides some nice clues on how to write about the film. I’m not suggesting you buy it.

OTW+film+techs – A powerpoint presentation that explores some film techniques and examples.

http://www.cios.org/EJCPUBLIC/005/1/00513.HTML – Something more sophisticated for those looking for that little bit more that you know you know, but just can’t put your finger on it.


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