An exceptionally passionate and personal portrait of a film artist by a fellow artist. An essential study of Elia Kazan, and an essential contribution to Martin Scorsese's oeuvre.
Martin Scorsese tracks the whole career of Elia Kazan, and reveals his experience of it as a part of his own Bildungsroman ever since he saw On the Waterfront for the first time. "That's where I lived", literally and symbolically: "the sense you're nobody - loved and hated at the same time". "I was living through that movie". In East of Eden "he knew me", "maybe better than I knew myself". Elia Kazan acquired for Scorsese "the role of a father - a different father - but a father". But although Scorsese got to know Kazan from 1964 to the end of the life of the maestro, he never revealed him about his having been a father figure. The key film for both is America, America.
A wonderful visual quality in the DCP. Rarely do clips look this good in a compilation.