Synopses & Reviews
In this collection of interviews, renowned Academy Award-winning director Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Gentleman's Agreement, Splendor in the Grass, Baby Doll, The Last Tycoon, A Face in the Crowd, and others) reveals with brutal honesty the joys and complications of production and his unique insights on acting, directing, and producing. 60 black & white movie stills and posters, Index, Filmography.
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
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.