You might remember Marty as the correct answer to the question Herb Stempel intentionally got wrong on the rigged quiz show Twenty One. He was asked what won best picture for 1955, he answered On the Waterfront. He was being forced off the show to make room for Charles Van Doren as the new champion. … Continue reading Marty


On the Waterfront

It took only 3 minutes before I was amazed by this film. With a powerhouse cast of Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger “and introducing Eva Marie Saint” On the Waterfront is a true American classic that not only holds up well against the sands of time, but also serves as a … Continue reading On the Waterfront


It’s Shakespeare. In some ways there’s really not much else to say about this film. But Laurence Olivier should be commended, and at the 21st annual Academy Awards he was for his excellent film adaptation of the legendary play. For those unfamiliar with the play, Hamlet, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, tells the story … Continue reading Hamlet