Kazan Revisited (Wesleyan Film)

Kazan Revisited (Wesleyan Film)


A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged through controversy in either his own existence and profession, Elia Kazan was once some of the most vital administrators of postwar American cinema. In landmark films comparable to A Streetcar Named wish, at the Waterfront, East of Eden, and elegance within the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally uncooked type of mental realism. His attractiveness has rested on his Academy award-winning paintings with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, ethical, and generational clash, and his unpopular selection to call former colleagues as Communists ahead of the home Un-American actions Committee in 1952. yet a lot of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy is still unexamined. Arriving within the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and strikes past latest debates concerning Kazan’s contributions to movie, tackling the social, political, commercial, and aesthetic value of his paintings from a number severe views. that includes essays through verified movie critics and students equivalent to Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The celebrity desktop, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this e-book is a needs to for diehard cinephiles and people new to Kazan alike.

Contributors contain: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN visitor, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.

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