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A Letter to Elia [American Masters] (2010)

A Letter to Elia [American Masters]
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Directed by
Kent Jones Kent Jones


Starring
Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese
Himself - Narrator
Elia Kazan Elia Kazan
Himself
Elias Koteas Elias Koteas
Elia Kazan


Written by
Kent Jones Kent Jones


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4 months, 4 weeks ago at Sep 13 16:44
Good resume of creative achievements of some of Kazan's best films, notably "East of Eden", "On the waterfront", "America, America", in a personal Scorseses' explanation.
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Description: For Martin Scorsese, growing up in Little Italy, seeing On the Waterfront and East of Eden as a young man was a life-changing experience. Scorsese appears on and off camera throughout A Letter to Elia, taking us through Kazan’s life and through his own as well, and through his growing realization that there was an artist behind the camera, someone “who knew me, maybe better than I knew myself.” The film is about being exposed to the right movies at the right moment in your adolescent life, when you’re wide open and ready to connect, to be spurred on by the work up there on the screen, and then, maybe, to chart a course t ... (more)
Release date: 4 October 2010
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BAMF rated this 7/10 3 months, 2 weeks ago
fernando posted a review 4 months, 4 weeks ago

“Good resume of creative achievements of some of Kazan's best films, notably "East of Eden", "On the waterfront", "America, America", in a personal Scorseses' explanation.” read more

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"Directors: Martin Scorcese and Kent Jones Date watched: 28th October 2012 12am Watched before?: No, first time. Thoughts: Very good."


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" Martin Scorsese honors Elia Kazan, a great director who pioneered method acting and fell out of favor for naming names of Communists in the film industry."


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"Martin Scorsese's heartfelt documentary about a great director who became shunned by many people in the movie business because he named names of Communist actors. "


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" Martin Scorsese's documentary about the controversial director of A Face in the Crowd and On the Waterfront. Elia Kazan named names of Communist actors. Martin Scorsese helped Kazan secure an honorary Oscar for his career, and many people refused to applaud because of his actions."


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"12.5.2011 Scorsesen suhteellisen onnistunut kunnianosoitus Elia Kazanille. Ei niinkään elokuvan historian oppitunti, vaan Scorsesen tilitys Kazanin ja hänen elokuviensa merkityksestä hänelle itselleen. Erityisesti pidin siitä kuinka Scorsese muisteli aikoinaan 50-luvulla koettuja hetkiä Kazanin elokuvien parissa. Itse elokuvakokemuksesta, siitä kun ihminen istuu pimeässä salissa tuijottamassa valkokaankaalle, ei ole koskaan liikaa puhetta. Tämä sopii parhaiten niille jotka ovat per"


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