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Kazan: The Master Director Discusses His Filmsby Jeff Young
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First time in paperback—Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 1999, 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. Illustrated with 72 photos and 19 original movie posters, this fascinating book conveys the essence of Young's hundreds of hours of interviews with Kazan, featuring a summary of each film plot and a discussion of 18 of the director's films in his own words, concluding with Young's commentary on Kazan's final film, The Last Tycoon.
Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 1999, these never-before-published interviews conducted in the early 1970s are 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 this collection of interviews, Academy Award-winning director Elia Kazan ("On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Gentleman's Agreement", and others) reveals with brutal honesty the joys and complications of production. Photos. Index.
About the Author
Jeff Young is a writer, producer, and director, who served as studio head for three major film companies and was involved in the production of over forty films, including Blade Runner, Emerald Forest, and This is Spinal Tap. He lives in Los Angeles.
Elia Kazan directed A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; The Sea of Grass; Boomerang; Gentleman's Agreement; Pinky; Panic in the Streets; A Streetcar Named Desire; Viva Zapata!; Man on a Tightrope; On the Waterfront; East of Eden; Baby Doll; A Face in the Crowd; Wild River; Splendor in the Grass; America, America; The Arrangement; The Visitors; and The Last Tycoon.
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