Is On the Waterfront Really a McCarthyite Film?

10/09/2009 4:00 AM |

Tonight, Film Forum kicks off an Elia Kazan series with his American classic On the Waterfront, a film often considered the filmmaker’s self-justification for naming names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. In this video essay, Matt Zoller Seitz wonders if the truth isn’t more complicated. (Click here for an expanded transcript.)

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