by Jeff Young, Kazan On Film Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kazan On Film book, First time in paperback—Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 1999, these never-before-published interviews conducted in the early 1970s prove to be "an invaluable addition to film scholarship, [which] allows aspiring filmmakers to study the working methods and wisdom of one of our greatest artists."—Martin Scorsese. Illustrated with 72 photos and 19 original movie posters, this fascinating book conveys the essence of Young's hundreds of hours of interviews with Kazan, featuring a summary of each film plot and a discussion of 18 of the director's films in his own words, concluding with Young's commentary on Kazan's final film, The Last Tycoon.
by Elia Kazan, Kazan On Film Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kazan On Film book, Drawn from a wealth of interviews, the author presents an intimate portrait of the Academy Award-winning director of such films as A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, detailing his moviemaking genius, relationships with celebrities, inner feelings and thoughts on the movie industry, and much more.
by Brian Neve, Elia Kazan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elia Kazan book, In 1999, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) received an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement; it was a controversial award, for in 1952 he had given testimony to the HUAC Committee, for which he was ostracized by many. That Oscar also acknowledged Kazan's remarkable contribution to American and world cinema, making such films as "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". Kazan's life in the cinema is due a reassessment, one that is presented expertly and gracefully by Brian Neve in this book, drawing on previously neglected and some hitherto untapped sources. Focussing in particular on the producer-director's post-"On the Waterfront", New York based independent work, and on his key artistic collaborations, including those with Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck and Budd Schulberg, Neve gives a fascinating reassessment of Kazan's famed technique with such actors as Marlon Brando and James Dean, and his lifetime concern to provoke and photograph 'authentic' behaviour. He reveals a pattern, through the films, of personally resonant themes, relating for example to ethnicity and the American immigrant myth. He reviews Kazan's style, from the colour and wide screen of "East of Eden" to the creative use of location in his Amercian South films, including "Baby Doll". He debates the reception of Kazan's work and the controversy - which dogged his career - of his 1952 Congressional testimony. These elements and more make this a very readable and memorable, fresh portrayal of the film career of this ever fascinating director.
by Elia Kazan, Kazan On Kazan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kazan On Kazan book, 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.
by Richard Schickel, Elia Kazan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Elia Kazan book, Few figures in film and theater history tower like Elia Kazan. Born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, he arrived in America with incomparable vision and drive, and by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, simultaneously dominating both theater and film. His productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman reshaped the values of the stage. His films -- most notably On the Waterfront -- brought a new realism and a new intensity of performance to the movies. Kazan's career spanned times of enormous change in his adopted country, and his work affiliated him with many of America's great artistic moments and figures, from New York City's Group Theatre of the 1930s to the rebellious forefront of 1950s Hollywood; from Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy to Marlon Brando and James Dean. Ebullient and secretive, bold and self-doubting, beloved yet reviled for "naming names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Kazan was an individual as complex and fascinating as any he directed. He has long deserved a biography as shrewd and sympathetic as this one. In the electrifying Elia Kazan, noted film historian and critic Richard Schickel illuminates much more than a single astonishing life and life's work: He pays discerning tribute to the power of theater and film, and casts a new light on six crucial decades of American history.
by Lisa Dombrowski, Kazan Revisited Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Kazan Revisited book, A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, moral, and generational conflict, and his unpopular decision to name former colleagues as Communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. But much of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy remains unexamined. Arriving in the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and moves beyond existing debates regarding Kazan’s contributions to film, tackling the social, political, industrial, and aesthetic significance of his work from a range of critical perspectives. Featuring essays by established film critics and scholars such as Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The Star Machine, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this book is a must for diehard cinephiles and those new to Kazan alike. Contributors include: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN GUEST, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.
by Henriette Plienow, Art And Censorship Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Art And Censorship book, Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, course: Proseminar Tennessee Williams, language: English, abstract: This paper compares Tennessee Williams's text with Elia Kazan's movie version from 1951 as well as with the so-called 'restored version' from 1993 which contains additional scenes that had been removed by the censors in the 1951 version. It examines the differences between text and film, considering changes which were made for merely artistic respectively medium-typical reasons, as well as changes which were made due to censorship, and it analyses which effects those changes had.