Kazan on Kazan (Directors on Directors)

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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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An account of the work of 1950s' Hollywood film director Elia Kazan who inaugurated a new age of screen acting, based on the New York Method school, which brought a powerful emotionalism to American films. Kazan's films deal with the problems that beset American society and include On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire and East of Eden.

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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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ISBN 10:  0670411876 ISBN 13:  9780670411870
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