Kazan on Film: The Master Director Discusses His Film
Illustrated with 72 photos and 19 original movie posters, 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 In 1971, young filmmaker Jeff Young sat down with his favorite director, the legendary Elia Kazan, to discuss making movies. Over several years and hundreds of one-on-one interview hours later, Kazan revealed to Young his methodology for dealing with the problems and issues in each of his films and his experiences working with such actors, producers, and writers as James Dean, Marlon Brando, Tennessee Williams, Vivien Leigh, John Steinbeck, and many others. He also spoke about his experience as a witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Young conveys the essence of these interviews in his fascinating book published coincidentally in the same year that Kazan was given a special Academy Award honoring his lifetime achievement. The book features a summary of each film plot and a discussion of 18 of the director's films in his own words, concluding with the author's own commentary on Kazan's final film, The Last Tycoon.
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KAZAN: The Master Director Discusses His FilmsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The artistically lauded but politically tainted film director reveals his method and insights in this capacious interview collection. In 1971, director (later producer) Young persuaded Kazan, his ... Read full review
Kazan: the master director discusses his films: interviews with Elia KazanUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Elia Kazan recently received the Motion Picture Academy's lifetime achievement award, a controversial honor given Kazan's willingness to cooperate with the House Un-American Activities Committee ... Read full review