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Elia Kazan

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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 ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by Harper Perennial (first published 2005)
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May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Happy I stumbled across this in the bargain bin as I didn't have a full appreciation or understanding of Kazan's life, which Schickel shapes into one of the more engaging biographies of a complicated American artist.
Nov 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Film Students
Inciteful look into the life of an acclaimed Hollywood director. Watch On the Waterfront as a visual aide.
On hold for a bit.
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The story was fascinating, but, the writing style was not for me. It seemed a harder read than it needed to be. Gave up half way through. Maybe I'm just not very bright.
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Richard Schickel is an important American film historian, journalist, author, filmmaker, screenwriter, documentarian, and film and literary critic.

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