Posts Tagged ‘elia kazan’

Stathis Giallelis (Stavros Topouzoglou). Screenplay by Elia Kazan. Directed by Elia Kazan. Running time: 174 minutes. Kazan’s most personal and also his longest film, America, America is as epic as you’d expect. It comes with one of those all too human ‘Kazanian’ characters leading the way for us through this mad Eastern European landscape, as he acts out […]


James Dean (Cal), Julie Harris (Abra), Burl Ives (Sam). Screenplay by Paul Osborn. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: 15. Running time: 115 minutes. Steinbeck, Kazan and James Dean. A pretty frightening combination if reputations are anything to go by, and it turns out justifiably so. I was already aware of the power of Steinbeck, having […]


Montgomery Clift (Chuck Glover), Lee Remick (Carol Garth Baldwin), Jo Van Fleet (Ella Garth). Screenplay by Paul Osborn. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: PG. Running time: 110 minutes. Anti-semitism in Gentleman’s Agreement, female dependence in A Streetcar, union corruption in On the Waterfront and then racism and rugged individualism in Wild River – as I slowly devour […]


Vivien Leigh (Blance DuBois), Marlon Brando (Stanley Kowalski), Kim Hunter (Stella), Karl Malden (Harold Mitchell). Screenplay by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: 12. Running time: 122 minutes. Putting my relatively robust knowledge of American cinema history to use, I’ve been scouring my mind for examples of female characters in the movies that have […]


Gregory Peck (Philip Green). Screenplay by Moss Hart. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: PG. Running time: 118 minutes. Martin Scorsese has a new documentary out that you’d be excused for being oblivious of given the poor publicity, but perhaps that’s an inevitable consequence of how niche and personal it is: there’s hardly a sea of […]


Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy), Karl Malden (Father Barry), Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Rod Steiger (Charley ‘the Gent’ Malloy), Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). Directed by Elia Kazan. Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Rating: PG. Running time: 108 minutes. Never has and never will a film be made that is quite as awe-inspiring as On The […]