September 29, 2003

Bye Bye Elia

They're dropping like flies. It seems like those who follow the entertainment industry and its insiders need to be constantly in mourning. The newest loss is Elia Kazan, the Oscar winning writer director who figured so prominently in the McCarthy hearings of the '50s, who died yesterday at age 94.

We'd imagine that Turner Classic Movies will stage a tribute in the next day or so, as they just screened On The Waterfront last night as part of their series The Essentials. Cinecultist watched A Streetcar Named Desire recently and was quite blown away with the performances therein. Marlon Brando and that ripped t-shirt. Zowie. The Vivien Leigh in this movie is no Scarlet O'Hara, she's all kind of crackers. You can't take your eyes away. Kazan certainly knew what to do with his actors. Further coverage on

Posted by karen at September 29, 2003 7:58 AM