Any man is capable of repugnance and also of redemption. I thought that process was well portrayed here. Reviewer: learning richard - favorite favorite - February 9, Subject: best? It has a heaping helping of racism in it against Asian ie Chinaman, Chink as referred to in the movie's dialog folks which precludes it being the "best". That shades the whole movie. The bad guy, the smuggler, commits a horrible murder in the beginning of the movie which makes him a disgusting abhorrent person who cannot be redeemed In modern movies this guy would be rightly seen as a skunk and folks would have cheered his death.
No writer in today's world would attempt to redeem this slug. Outside of that? Great period piece, wonderful views of the waterfront Never mind how well done and watchable the movie is otherwise. As an old film buff I know all about suspending my views on mysogeny, racism, etc Reviewer: Gari4nil - favorite favorite favorite favorite favorite - September 10, Subject: Just Brilliant!!
Released on Nonesuch records. A motion picture, also inspired by Miller's book and also titled I Cover the Waterfront , was re-scored at the last minute to include the tune. Sheet music publishers later used the film's success by claiming that the song was "[i]nspired by the United Artist Picture of the same name".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Radio Program Openings and Closings, Miller thought the same, and I like to think that he surprised us both. His writing is beautiful, and the cast of characters is eclectic and unforgettable. There is a hesitancy in this book, a cautious suggestion that maybe, just may My grandmother gave me this book with an inscription on the inside of the cover: "If I could spend a day with an author There is a hesitancy in this book, a cautious suggestion that maybe, just maybe, people can be vibrantly and beautifully human no matter where you are--or for how long.
Sep 14, Jeannette rated it liked it. The charm of this book lies in all the ways that it's dated: in its tone and its depictions of San Diego of the 20s. Yet somehow none of it felt that foreign. The city has changed vastly, yet its past isn't that hard to summon up. And certain vignettes, like jaded-at-ageyear-old Max, snuggling up to a young seal on the beach one night, will stick with me for a long time.
Nov 29, Tim Cronin rated it it was amazing. This is a gem of a book I've been wanting to read for a long time. Obviously influenced by Mark Twain, Miller's wit and observation is evident. But it's the poignancy of his writing that stays with the me. May 20, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-nf. Sghort stories from a s San Diego water front news writer. Nothing totally stands out but they all coem together to give you an interestign feeling of the tiem adn place.
Worth the read. Thanks to David for suggesting. Aug 02, Joe Rodeck rated it liked it. Some nice vignettes, but mostly unremarkable. I suppose many give it a lot of existential or zen points. Would recommend more to So Cal shore dwellers. Also for a fourth grade reading list. Dec 20, Hellacrickets rated it really liked it. Nothing beats a vignette when you're in the mood for a vignette. Short, simple, sweet. Apr 27, Sherry Oliver added it. Meakin Armstrong rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Janice rated it liked it Oct 15, Adam rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Mark Johnson rated it really liked it May 24, Joseph rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Amanda rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Matthew rated it it was amazing Mar 24, David rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Jeremy rated it really liked it Apr 02, Bill Hines rated it it was amazing Sep 15, Ubikuberalles rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra.
Eddie Heywood and His Orchestra. Art Tatum. Lester Young Trio. James Moody Quintet. Joe Turner . Don Byas et ses rythmes. Orchestra conducted by Jackie Gleason. Guy Lafitte et son orchestre.
The Tony Scott Quartet. Vic Dickenson Septet. Joe Roland. Charlie Parker. Billy Butterfield. Donald Shirley. Charlie Shavers. Jimmy Smith [US]. The Bobby Hammack Quintette. Les Strand.
James Moody. Cannonball Adderley and Strings. Joe Bushkin. John Gart. Red Allen [US2]. Bud Powell. Med Flory and His Orchestra. The Laurie Johnson Orchestra. Eddie Baxter. Ray Conniff and His Orchestra. The Jimmy Namaro Trio. Ralph Burns and His Orchestra. Earl Bostic. Al Viola. Burt Bales. Doc Evans and His Band. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Shirley Scott.
Jesse Powell [US1]. Jackie McLean. Paul Gonsalves. Frank Rosolino. Brother Jack McDuff. Onzy Matthews. Jimmy McGriff Trio. The Art Van Damme Quintet. Joe Pass. Paul Gonsalves and His All Stars. Doc Cheatham. Buddy Tate. Jake H.Lyrics to 'I Cover The Waterfront' by Billie Holiday. Away from the city that hurts and mocks I'm standing alone by the desolate docks. In the still and the chill of the night. I see the horizon, the great unknown. My heart has an ache its as heavy as stone.