The fifth class in this series, a 6 -hour class, taught by Tony Savant, will deconstruct and analyze the classic movie ON THE WATERFRONT, to explore the writing, directing, acting and cinematic contributions the actors and film artists made in telling this story.
We will break down the film, scene-by-scene. Content includes essential principles in screenwriting, story construction and film-making, discovering what the filmmaker and actors did to dramatize the theme/premise and the spines of the characters. Deconstructing the characters, including their three-dimensional design to understand how they were created specifically to tell this story.
A serious, detailed, intense, faced-paced class, instructive for all actors, writers, directors, producers… literally anyone in the business of making movies.
Director Elia Kazan and his incredible cast of some of the finest actors in history, Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb, made a picture of exceptional depth and meaning. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, this film is worth examining on a cellular level, and that is what we are going to do in this seminar. Kazan was a master at translating psychology into behavior. Great acting and powerful cast! Thematically strong, masterful writing, great direction and an award-winning score! Filmmaking of the highest quality!
If you want to make great movies, study and understand the best.
Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances" ~ Sanford Meisner