Tuesday, September 29, 2015

directly, quickly, awake, looking at it

I have finished reading Elia Kazan: A Biography, and started The Gun: The Story of the AK-47. I can't see any theme or pattern either.

Both titles, as ever, were purchased from Amazon for my Kindle. Kazan's story is interesting despite author Richard Schickel's best efforts.

It is amazing to think that, if I was of a mind, there are nine Kazan movies on Amazon Instant Video that I could queue up and watch without delay.

Gentleman's Agreement 1947
A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
Viva Zapata 1952
On The Waterfront 1954
East Of Eden 1955
Wild River 1960
Splendor in the Grass 1961
America America 1963
The Arrangement 1969

That would have seemed miraculous a few years ago, and I might even do it if I didn't have to work for a living.

There is also a connection to Anton Corbijn's new movie about James Dean which is set just after he had made East of Eden.

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