Essay Father Barry

726 WordsAug 7, 20123 Pages
When we refer to love in the film’ On the waterfront’, people always mean the relationship between the two protagonists Terry Malloy and Edie Doyle. Actually, the director Elia Kazan mentions us not only love changes Terry. The realist film shows viewers lots of corruption on docks and orginsed crime going opposite the New York City in the past.Terry is inspired by Father Barry’s sermon and changes to testify against Johnny Friendly. Also Terry is provoked by charley’s death and trying to make Charley’s sacrifice becomes worthiness. Meanwhile, each dockworkers transfer from ‘Every on for himself’ into ‘If Terry walks in, we all walk in.’ to support Terry’s changing. To begin with, Terry is inspired by Father Barry’s sermon and changes to testify against Johnny Friendly. When Kayo Dugon is killed in cargo hold by ‘accident’, Father Barry gives words about bravery about risking one’s self for the truth and ‘testifying for what is right against what is wrong’ which vitalizes Terry to reveal the corruption controlling by Johnny Friendly. Kazan adds an interesting theme which is Terry beats one of the henchmen owned by Johnny Friendly who throwing stone to Father Barry. At the point of the particular time, this case becomes the prelude to Terry’s changing. Kazan uses a range of different cinematography to present different effects. These types of shoots and camera angles includes: Tilt-down and Tilt-up shot, medium shot and close-up shot, help us understand who witness and how they are positioned in this theme. Audience can clearly see how Terry changes his mind by listen to Father Barry. In the second place, Terry is provoked by Charley’s death and trying to make Charley’s sacrifice become worthiness. Charley is killed by Johnny Friendly because of his betrayal. Although the betrayals of Terry’s elder brother Charley who should have looked out for him, he still

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