Kazan: The Master Director Discusses His Films: Interviews with Elia Kazan

Kazan The Master Director Discusses His Films Interviews with Elia Kazan In this collection of interviews renowned Academy Award winning director Elia Kazan On the Waterfront East of Eden Gentleman s Agreement Splendor in the Grass Baby Doll The Last Tycoon A Face i

  • Title: Kazan: The Master Director Discusses His Films: Interviews with Elia Kazan
  • Author: Elia Kazan Jeff Young
  • ISBN: 9781557043382
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this collection of interviews, renowned Academy Award winning director Elia Kazan On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Gentleman s Agreement, Splendor in the Grass, Baby Doll, The Last Tycoon, A Face in the Crowd, and others reveals with brutal honesty the joys and complications of production and his unique insights on acting, directing, and producing 60 blIn this collection of interviews, renowned Academy Award winning director Elia Kazan On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Gentleman s Agreement, Splendor in the Grass, Baby Doll, The Last Tycoon, A Face in the Crowd, and others reveals with brutal honesty the joys and complications of production and his unique insights on acting, directing, and producing 60 black white movie stills and posters, Index, Filmography.

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    2 thoughts on “Kazan: The Master Director Discusses His Films: Interviews with Elia Kazan

    1. Elia Kazan was an award winning film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist and co founder of the influential Actors Studio in New York in 1947 Kazan was a three time Academy Award winner, a five time Tony Award winner, a four time Golden Globes winner, as well as a recipient of numerous awards and nominations in other prestigious festivals as the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.

    2. Not a very interesting q&a because Kazan was not an interesting film director. Though marvelous with actors (I assume), he leaves no definingvisual style.He had a few whammy hits and more whammy disasters or films that just did not come off. His artistry was on the stage. He reveals how the Commies were rampant in the arts, and obviously all over the US, 30s-50s (hiyah, Lilly Hellman!) , and I applaud his honesty before HUAC. Yes, he deserved an honorary Oscar.(but so do many othersHollyla i [...]

    3. A detailed and personal exploration of a great artist's films and his personal influences over his craft. The writer doesn't shy away from asking the tough questions and, at points, persists in getting a brutally honest answer from Kazan.An important read for any filmmaker.

    4. Intriguing and illuminative interviews with master director of the stage (including Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” and “All My Sons” as well as Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “A Streetcar Named Desire”) and screen (also including “A Streetcar Named Desire” as well as “East of Eden” and “On the Waterfront”). Although Kazan became a controversial figure after testifying at McCarthy’s House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during t [...]

    5. This is a fascinating book if you are interested in Kazan, the art of film directing or film history. Kazan was a brilliant & articulate artist and a master at directing actors. In general the author and interviewer Jeff Young did a commendable job. The best sections of this uneven book are when Young has really connected with a film of Kazan's, but Young is limited by his own inexperience, conventional thinking and lack of imagination. That said, it is well worth reading.

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