On the Waterfront New DVD Boxed Set Release Party February 24, 2013 at 4pm at Hoboken Museum
For fans of the movie “On the Water Front” there will be a new DVD/Blu-ray Boxed set party at the Hoboken Museum tomorrow Sunday FEbruary 4th at 4pm at the Hoboken Museum. Details are below……
On the Waterfront New DVD Boxed Set Release Party
February 24, 2013 at 4pm
Location: Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., (201) 656-2240
Fans of the movie On the Waterfront, which was filmed almost entirely on location in Hoboken some 60 years ago, won’t want to miss a special event at the Museum: a launch party for a new DVD/Blu-Ray boxed set with special features. The Criterion Collection is releasing a newly restored version of the movie, packaged with new extras, such as interviews with Hollywood legends, film critics and scholars, and people involved in the filming, including local boy Tom Hanley.
Tom Hanley, who grew up to become a longshoreman, and Dr. James Fisher, Fordham professor and author of the book On the Irish Waterfront, will join us at this special DVD launch party. Hanley played the young kid, Tommy, who idolizes Marlon Brando’s boxer-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy, at least until Malloy testifies against the longshoreman’s union for the waterfront corruption commission. Early in the film, he wears the insignia of Malloy’s old gang and learns how to tend homing pigeons from him, but when he learns of his hero’s betrayal of the long-standing code against squealing, his line, “a pigeon for a pigeon,” stings Malloy. Hanley himself grew up to become a longshoreman in real life, rising in the union ranks to the position of shop steward.
The movie, directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg, swept eight Oscars in 1954, including best picture, director, actor, supporting actress, cinematography and screenplay. The story was inspired by journalistic accounts of the waterfront commission investigating corruption in the unions that controlled the entire New York port system.