The Resource Elia Kazan : a biography, Richard Schickel

Elia Kazan : a biography, Richard Schickel

Label
Elia Kazan : a biography
Title
Elia Kazan
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Richard Schickel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few figures in film and theater history tower like Elia Kazan. Born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, he arrived in America with incomparable vision and drive, and by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, simultaneously dominating both theater and film. His productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman reshaped the values of the stage. His films -- most notably On the Waterfront -- brought a new realism and a new intensity of performance to the movies. Kazan's career spanned times of enormous change in his adopted country, and his work affiliated him with many of America's great artistic moments and figures, from New York City's Group Theatre of the 1930s to the rebellious forefront of 1950s Hollywood; from Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy to Marlon Brando and James Dean. Ebullient and secretive, bold and self-doubting, beloved yet reviled for "naming names" before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Kazan was an individual as complex and fascinating as any he directed. He has long deserved a biography as shrewd and sympathetic as this one. In the electrifying Elia Kazan, noted film historian and critic Richard Schickel illuminates much more than a single astonishing life and life's work: He pays discerning tribute to the power of theater and film, and casts a new light on six crucial decades of American history
Awards note
New York Times Notable Book of the Year for Non-fiction, 2005.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schickel, Richard
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/33/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.K39
LC item number
S35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kazan, Elia
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Elia Kazan : a biography, Richard Schickel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We all make mistakes -- The Anatolian smile -- Awake and sing -- The drama of ordinary life -- Quiet city, restless spirit -- "I'm still here" -- Miracle man -- Eating fire -- A poetic tragedy -- Attention must be paid -- Movie-making -- Hooked -- Testimonies -- To the waterfront -- Country roads -- In middle America -- Tragedy and failures -- Picking up the pieces
Control code
ocm58043119
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 510 pages
Isbn
9780060195793
Lccn
2005043344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060195793
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)58043119
Label
Elia Kazan : a biography, Richard Schickel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We all make mistakes -- The Anatolian smile -- Awake and sing -- The drama of ordinary life -- Quiet city, restless spirit -- "I'm still here" -- Miracle man -- Eating fire -- A poetic tragedy -- Attention must be paid -- Movie-making -- Hooked -- Testimonies -- To the waterfront -- Country roads -- In middle America -- Tragedy and failures -- Picking up the pieces
Control code
ocm58043119
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxi, 510 pages
Isbn
9780060195793
Lccn
2005043344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060195793
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)58043119

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