A View From the Bridge – Directed by Sidney Lumet, Play by Arthur Miller (1962)

A View from the Bridge (French: Vu du pont, Italian: Uno sguardo dal ponte) is a 1962 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, based on the Arthur Miller play of the same name. The film was an international co-production between French and Italian studios, with exteriors shot on-location in Brooklyn and interiors filmed in Paris, France. It was written for the screen by Norman Rosten and Jean Aurenche, and stars Raf Vallone as Eddie Carbone, Maureen Stapleton as Beatrice, Carol Lawrence as Catherine, Jean Sorel as Rodolpho, Raymond Pellegrin as Marco, and Morris Carnovsky as Alfieri. The Carbones are a working class Italian-American family living in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn – patriarch Eddie, his wife Beatrice, and their niece Catherine. Eddie is a longshoreman on the waterfront, and he and Beatrice have raised 18-year old Catherine from infancy. … Eddie’s incestuous love for his niece drives him into cruel criticism of Rodolpho, including the accusation that he is an opportunist who plans to marry Catherine only to obtain his U.S. citizenship papers. When Eddie’s efforts fail to influence Catherine, he brands Rodolpho a homosexual and degrades him in front of Catherine by kissing him on the lips. … A waterfront lawyer, Alfieri, succeeds in winning freedom for Rodolpho because of his pending marriage, but Marco is slated for deportation. While out on bail, Marco goes to the Carbone house and forces Eddie to his knees; humiliated before his family and neighbors, Eddie commits suicide by plunging a cargo hook into his chest. … A View from the Bridge was filmed in separate English and French versions. Its exterior sequences were filmed on-location on the waterfront of Brooklyn, New York, where the play and the film take place. The interiors were shot at a studio in Paris, France. It was Sidney Lumet‘s first time directing a film outside the United States. … A more favorable review came from The New York Times film critic Bosley Crowther, who praised Sidney Lumet‘s realistic depiction of the Brooklyn waterfront and his choice of actors but believed that principal character Eddie Carbone lacked depth and dimension. …”
NY Times – Screen: ‘A View From the Bridge’ at the Sutton: Adaptation of Drama by Arthur Miller Bows
Film Review – A View From the Bridge (Directed by Sidney Lumet, 1962)
Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe Collaboration + Playwright’s Anti-On the Waterfront Drama
W – A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller (1955), [PDF] A View from the Bridge
YouTube: A View From the Bridge Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

A View from the Bridge with Raf Vallone and Maureen Stapleton. This adaptation of Arthur Miller’s 1955 play has at its core the inescapable intertwining of every individual’s (inescapably dysfunctional) personal and sociopolitical realms.

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