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- DescriptionThis is an electrifying biography, by one of America's foremost film scholars, of the controversial director Elia Kazan (1909-2003), that looks at the man and his art in the context of the social, political, and cultural environments in which he lived and worked. From the late forties through the sixties, Elia Kazan was the most important and influential director in America, and the only one who managed simultaneously to dominate both theater and film. In that role, he manifestly shaped the conception and writing, as well as the presentation, of many of the period's iconic works, reshaping the values of the stage and bringing a new realism and intensity of performance to the screen. His various achievements include the original Broadway productions of All My Sons , A Streetcar Named Desire , and Death of a Salesman and such Hollywood films as Brando's Streetcar , On the Waterfront , East of Eden , and Splendor in the Grass . These ermously popular works, in turn, shaped the social, sexual, and political ideas of a generation. The result is an intelligent and lively biography and social history.
- Author BiographyRichard Schickel has written many books about film, including The Disney Version, Brando: A Life in Our Times, and Clint Eastwood: A Biography. He is a film critic for Time magazine and the producer-writer-director of more than thirty documentary films about figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Elia Kazan.
- Author(s)Richard Schickel
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication21/11/2006
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Note16 pages black and white photographs
- Weight496 g
- Width135 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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