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Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world

Article: Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world

In 1952 an aspiring actor wrote the above note expressing his frustrations soon after he moved to New York City for his acting career. This despondent actor wrote: Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. The stage is like a religion you dedicate yourself to and then suddenly you find that you…

Three weeks of Elia Kazan

Article: Three weeks of Elia Kazan

James Dean in EAST OF EDEN Before starting a new film, Elia Kazan would buy a small school notebook and then fill it over the course of the production. Those notebooks have since been collected and compiled for the recently published “Kazan on Directing.” In support of the book release Film Forum is hosting three…