On the Waterfront

August 8, 2016

A political allegory, a morality tale, a crime drama…Elia Kazan’s multilayered masterpiece, On the Waterfront, is a film that has seen its share of controversy since its debut in 1954. On this edition of The Classroom Critics, Andrew and William are happy to be joined by Barry Steelman, host of Concord, NH TV’s On the Marquee program. 

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The Godfather Analysis

July 22, 2016

More than a mafia film, Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather is widely regarded as a transcendent example of master story-telling on film. Join Andrew Martino and William Ivers as they analyze this essential American classic.   

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Annie Hall Analysis

July 7, 2016

Annie Hall is a milestone in Woody Allen's prolific career, marking a turning point from his earlier, gag-driven comedies. But what makes this film so unique? Join William Ivers, Walter Freeman, and Michael Mulvey as they discuss the film that won the 1977 Best Picture Oscar.  

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Shakespeare on Film!

July 7, 2016

Since the advent of motion pictures, hundreds of Shakespeare's plays have been interpreted for film audiences. But does The Bard's work translate well to film? Join William Ivers, Michael Mulvey and Walter Freeman as they discuss some of the highs and lows of Shakespeare's celluloid history.   

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Citizen Kane Analysis

July 7, 2016

Often hailed as the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane redefined the art of movie-making through its innovative camera work, unique narrative style, and controversial subject matter. Join William Ivers and Andrew Martino as they discuss this Orson Welles masterpiece. 

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Double Indemnity

July 3, 2016

Moral decay, murder, lust...it's all there in the noir classic, Double Indemnity. Join William Ivers, Walter Freeman, and Michael Mulvey as they discuss one of film history's most thrilling crime dramas. 

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