Kazan stood by his decision even though it destroyed friendships with colleagues like Miller and Lillian Hellman.
While he lost some friends, his career continued very successfully for some time before it faltered as it does for most in show business after a good run.
That's a cynical way of thinking about it, but why does Schickel say "often enough" instead of just plain "often" in the sentence above?
Elia Kazan lived life large. Some say he was like a snake who needed to shed his skin and his friends every several years. Read morePublished 22 months ago by paulyboy3
I read Elia Kazan's amazing autobiography many years ago and was thoroughly engrossed in his story. Written at the age of 77, it was told with the emotional detachment of a man... Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Pugwash
I live in the Uk and i took this book out of the library to read.Other more important books got in the way till i had only a short time left to read this. Read morePublished on July 12, 2010 by Wingate
A paste up job, ill written, with some rehashed material, and very dubious conclusions. A shameful, inebriate performance from a once interesting enthusiast.Published on May 28, 2009 by Robert B. Cornfield
Elia Kazan was born in Istanbul, Turkey to Greek parents. Immigrating to America at the age of 4 he was the son of a middle class rug merchant. Read morePublished on December 12, 2006 by C. M Mills
Schickel adds nothing to the telling of Elia Kazan's story that wasn't already written up better by Kazan himself in his huge memoir A LIFE, except for constant interjections of... Read morePublished on June 4, 2006 by Kevin Killian
Schickel is one of the few film critics of any authenticity; he certainly has credentials, having written about film for Time magazine, having directed, produced, and written... Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by Magda Neville
Kazan may well have been one of Hollywood's most hated men --- in 1952, he "named names" of peers and pals that were Communists during McCarthy's maniacal manhunt, something for... Read morePublished on December 31, 2005 by Alan W. Petrucelli
A picture showing James Dean and Elia Kazan visiting the East of Eden set claims they're doing so in 1955 when they were probably actually visiting it in 1954 (the year they... Read morePublished on December 27, 2005 by FJN