Most widely held works about Elia Kazan
Most widely held works by Elia Kazan
On the waterfront ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 2,394 libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp.
A streetcar named Desire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 2,260 libraries worldwide
After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and her Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.
Elia Kazan : a life by Elia Kazan ( Book )
75 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,182 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material.
The arrangement; a novel by Elia Kazan ( Book )
106 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in 14 languages and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
"Les errements d'un homme confronté à ses vieux démons Eddie est un publicitaire de renom à qui tout réussit, et qui file le parfait amour avec sa femme Florence. Pourtant, un jour, Eddie est victime d'un accident de la route qui lui fait perdre goût à la vie. Il décide alors de rejoindre New York, la ville de son enfance, où il retrouve Gwen, son premier amour...
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California.
Gentleman's agreement ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,670 libraries worldwide
Magazine writer Schuyler 'Phil' Green, a widower who has just arrived with his mother and young son in New York, is assigned the task of writing an expose of anti-Semitism. As he searches for a new angle on the topic, he decides to pass as a Jew for several months, which causes no end of trouble for his ailing mother and young son. It also puts his new society girlfriend on the spot, since despite all her intellectual convictions, she cannot quite shake the vicious prejudices of her particular group. In the 40s, Hollywood began exploring serious social problems in an upfront manner, and while a trifle too earnest for some people, this film puts the 'gentleman's agreement' among gentiles to discriminate against Jews directly in the spotlight.
A Streetcar named Desire ( Visual )
98 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
An uncensored version of the story of a repressed widow who visits her sister in New Orleans and is abused and eventually driven mad by her brother-in-law. Includes an original and two reissue theatrical trailers.
The understudy : a novel by Elia Kazan ( Book )
24 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,488 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationships between a successful actor, dying of cancer and drug abuse, and his understudy.
The assassins by Elia Kazan ( Book )
35 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
America, America by Elia Kazan ( Book )
75 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
Story of a Greek boy in Anatolia during the early years of the 20th century, and of his dream of emigrating to America. Based on an unpublished dramatic work by the author entitled "Hamal". With short introduction by S. N. Behrman.
The Anatolian by Elia Kazan ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Acts of love by Elia Kazan ( Book )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Novel about a contemporary woman's search for herself.
Splendor in the grass ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
A story of first love between two teenagers in a 1920s Kansas town. When their desire conflicts with the norms of respectable behavior, serious consequences ensue.
A face in the crowd ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail.
Kazan on directing by Elia Kazan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
"Elia Kazan was the mid-twentieth century's most sought-after director of both stage and screen. He directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the era - by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams - and revolutionized theatre and film with dynamic action, poetic staging, and rigorous naturalism. His list of Broadway and Hollywood successes - A Streetcar Named Desire (stage and screen), All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, Baby Doll, America America, to name only a few - is a testament to his profound impact on the art of directing. Kazan's insights into these and other classic stage works shaped their subsequent productions - and continue to do so. There is no directorial achievement in America equal to his.
Beyond the Aegean by Elia Kazan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 665 libraries worldwide
New York rug merchant Stavros Topouzoglou returns to his homeland of Anatolia to take advantage of the Greek-Turkish war, buying rugs on the cheap for his business in America. Gradually, business interests give way to more patriotic endeavor. The third book in a trilogy that began with America, America.
Pinky ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse, is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance ́and returns home to Mississippi to help her ailing grandmother by caring for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When the employer names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial.
Baby doll ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill AND his young and beautiful wife.
A tree grows in Brooklyn ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and German and held by 509 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl in turn of the century Brooklyn who adores her charming but irreponsible father and resents her mother who tries to hold the family together.
Viva Zapata ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Emiliano Zapata, an ally of Pancho Villa, leads the Mexican peasants in a bloody revolt against an oppressive government and overthrows President Diaz.
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Kasanioglus, Elia 1909-2003
Kazanjoglou, Elia, 1909-2003
Kazanjoglou, Elia, dit Elia Kazan
Kazanjoglous, Elia 1909-2003
Kazanjoglou, Elias 1909-2003
Multiple languages (38)
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