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Academy Awards Best Director

Elia Kazan

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The Armenian Genocide in Feature Films

Armenian Weekly
The Greek-American Elia Kazan penned an autobiographical book about the suffering of his extended family, along with fellow Greeks and Armenians, under Turkish rule. In 1963, he turned the book into the epic film “America, America.” “Nahapet” (1977) ...

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Chan's performance is at the heart of 'The Foreigner'

Fayetteville Flyer
That led to the the film version in 1958, just a year after Griffith stunned audiences will a raucous yet dark performance in Elia Kazan's populist critique “A Face in the Crowd.” The movie was a hit and spirited Griffith to even greater popularity ...

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Hollywood's Diversity Problem and Undocumented Immigrants

New York Times
After all, they released narratives like Francis Ford Coppola's “The Godfather Part II,” Elia Kazan's “America America” and Barry Levinson's “Avalon.” These stories didn't focus on the legality of their arrival, just that their characters made the ...

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Carol Drinkwater reveals sex attack by Hollywood director Elia Kazan

The Guardian
But most exciting of all was the prospect of working with one of her biggest heroes, the Greek-American director Elia Kazan. By then in his 60s, Kazan was a pioneer of method acting who had made stars of Marlon Brando and James Dean through classics ...

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