Elia Kazan: A Life

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Perseus Books Group, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 848 pages
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Elia Kazan's varied life and career is related here in his autobiography. He reveals his working relationships with his many collaborators, including Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Clifford Odets, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, James Dean, John Steinbeck and Darryl Zanuck, and describes his directing style as he sees it, in terms of position, movement, pace, rhythm and his own limitations.

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User Review  - Minka - Goodreads

Elia writes well. He doesn't seem to have much of an editor though. I really enjoyed how thourough his accounts were as well as his ability to see himself with such searing objectivity that it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandra Richland - Goodreads

This is by far the best book I have ever read - I've actually read it four times. This autobiography is a brutally honest portrait of a man who (as an old man) looks back at his life and presents it ... Read full review

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Elia Kazan's work includes stage productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well as films like On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass. He is also the author of The Arrangement, America America, and The Assassins, among others.

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