A Letter to Elia (2010)

Director Martin Scorsese speaks candidly and passionately about one of his formative filmmaking influences: the late Elia Kazan. Utilizing precisely chosen clips from Kazan's signature films including "On the Waterfront," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Gentleman's Agreement," "Baby Doll," "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "A Face in the Crowd," "America, America," and "The Last Tycoon," and interview footage of the director himself, co-directors Scorsese and Kent Jones recount the director's tumultuous journey from the Group Theatre to the Hollywood A-list to the thicket of the blacklist. But most of all, they make a powerful case for Kazan as a profoundly personal artist working in a famously impersonal industry.

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Kent Jones
  • Adrian Sitaru
  • Jesse James Miller
  • Kim Ho-sun
  • Chris McKay
  • Ji Sang-Hak
  • Zach Dean
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  • Release Date: 2010-09-04
  • Views: 16
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 60

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Elia Kazan (Voice)

Elia Kazan


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Keith Powers

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Felisha Terrell

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Gissette E. Valentin

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Christina Bach

FOB Soldier

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Military Lab Tech

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Rad Daly

Tearful Joe

Patrick Malone

Pastor Kyle

Jim Palmer

Truck Driver Palmer

Perry Zulu Jr.

Special Forces

Darin Ferraro

Military Trainee

Clyde C Harris

Larry Sutton Draftee

DJames Jones

Army Officer (F.O.B.)

Christopher Holloway

Lieutenant Marks

Tommy O'Brien

Protestor / Husband
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