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Kazan on Kazan

Jeff Young
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571192175
Date Published
10.01.2000
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Summary

Elia Kazan is the director responsible for films such as On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata! and East of Eden – to name but a few. With Marlon Brando and James Dean he inaugurated a new age of screen acting – one closely connected to the New York Method school – which has left a lasting impression on American movies. A Greek immigrant – who immortalized his family’s struggle to reach the New World in his film America, America – he was ferociously committed to dealing with the problems that beset American society: trade unions in On the Waterfront; anti-semitism in The Gentlemen’s Agreement; media manipulation in A Face in the Crowd; and ecology in Wild River. His demand for an authentic intensity of performance from his actors brought a powerful emotionalism to American movies and created moments of cinema that live forever in the memory. This book chronicles, in his own words, the career of a director who re-defined American film acting.

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Jeff Young is the director of the film, Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up To Me and is the author of Kazan on Kazan.

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