Introduction: 'The mysterious way of art': making a difference in On the Waterfront Joanna E. Rapf; 1. The personal and the political: Elia Kazan and On the Waterfront Brian Neve; 2. Schulberg on the waterfront Dan Georgakas; 3. On the Waterfront: script analysis conventional and unconventional Lance Lee; 4. An actor prepares David Thomson; 5. Visual coding and social class in On the Waterfront Jeffrey Chown; 6. Leonard Bernstein and On the Waterfront: tragic nobility, a lyrical song, and music of violence John Burligame.
On the Waterfront comprehensively examines one of the most important films of the Hollywood canon.