Kazan (the filmmaker behind such reputable classics as On The Waterfront and East of Eden), had an equally dramatic life off-camera. In 1952, he testified against several peers in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities and revealed them to be Communists. The move cost Kazan many friends within the film industry.
Previous to this, he founded The Actor’s Studio in 1947 – a non-profit workshop which became famous for promoting the “Method” style of acting which is still practised by many performers today.
Scorsese documentary is included within an 18-disc box set celebrating the films of the director (who passed away, aged 94, in 2003).
As reported by Ugo.com.
- Adam Lowes
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