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Ethan de Seife <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:49:34 -0400
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Dear Ali,

As I'm sure you know, the Elia Kazan Collection is housed at the Wesleyan
Cinema Archives (; here's the Kazan
page:, so, if you
haven't already, you'll want to contact that fine institution.

As it happens, about a year ago, I taught a short continuing studies class
at Wesleyan which was based around the Kazan Kollection. While I don't
remember coming across any documents which address your specific questions,
that certainly doesn't mean they aren't there.

I'd be happy to share my research with you -- however, I'm in the middle of
a move and my Kazan documents are all packed away, so it may have to wait a
while. In any case, just drop me an email and I'll help if I can.

Ethan de Seife

On 7/10/07, Ali <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working on a soon-to-be-published collection of selected letters
> belonging
> to Elia Kazan at the University of Missouri with Professor Al
> Devlin.  Currently,
> I am in the research phases of the project and am trying to find sources
> that
> might lead me to find any information describing Kazan's international
> reputation.  I have been able to find a few small articles in the New York
> Times regarding the international film festivals his films were in
> however, I
> have been unsuccessful in actually finding international reviews on his
> work or
> international articles that reference to Kazan's reputation as a film
> director.  If
> anyone has any information or knows of a good international source please
> point me in the right direction.  I would greatly appreciate it.
> Also, anything that would describe Kazan's national reputation as a film
> director, his development of his technical skills on the screen (lighting,
> set
> design, etc), and his constant addressing of social issues (sex, divorce,
> anti-
> semitism) in his films would also be greatly appreciated.  Thanks to all
> in
> advance who contribute and have a beautiful day!
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