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  • My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan. -- Alex North
  • 'A Face in the Crowd' is Elia Kazan's forgotten movie. -- Peyton Reed
  • All in all, I think Kazan is Russia's sportiest city after Moscow, leaving all the others far behind. -- Marat Safin
  • I forgive 'Face in the Crowd' its uneven tone because it's precisely what makes it feel unlike other Kazan movies. -- Peyton Reed
  • Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence. -- Ethel Waters
  • Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938. He picked up radio jobs for eating money, so I met him on a couple of radio shows. Later on I was in a play he directed. -- Richard Widmark
  • Oh, Zoe Kazan - I'd move back to Brooklyn for her. She makes me happy with my life. Knowing her, being at her dinner table, going on a walk with her is the best of all possible worlds. -- Michelle Williams
  • I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Kazan and was called Baby Doll. -- Eli Wallach
  • My heroes are guys like Frank Capra and Elia Kazan and Coen brothers and Terry Gilliam, more so than a lot of bass players at this point in my life. So I've always been an old-film nut and have very much enjoyed doing videos over the years. -- Les Claypool
  • Warren [Beatty] loves to talk about his experiences with [Elia] Kazan. -- Alden Ehrenreich
  • Elia Kazan - the films he made were such a big deal for me when I was growing up. -- Alden Ehrenreich
  • Recovery proceeding excellently. Am sure that the crushing of the Kazan Czechs and whiteguards, as well as of the kulak extortioners supporting them, will be exemplarily ruthless. -- Vladimir Lenin
  • I have a bit of an obsession with the 1950's and all those actors from Montgomery Clift to James Dean and Anthony Perkins. Just that whole era of Tennessee Williams to Elia Kazan. -- Sebastian Stan
  • [Warren's Beatty] first film being with this very important director [Elia Kazan], I think we related on that in a big way. And I just was genuinely curious about his experiences in film, and about the people he knew. -- Alden Ehrenreich
  • For example, how you would introduce a leading character into your film, and as an absolute ingenious example, [Elia] Kazan in his film Viva Zapata!, how he introduces his leading character Marlon Brando into the film. No film ever did it as wonderful as he did it. -- Werner Herzog
  • We are expanding and improving the infrastructure of our relations. You must have heard about China's plans to participate in building a high-speed railway line between Moscow and Kazan in the Volga region, in central Russia. And then we plan to extend it to Kazakhstan and on to China. -- Vladimir Putin
  • I grew up with my grandfather [Elia Kazan] being famous in a way that's not like BeyoncĂ©, but famous in a relative way. It made me feel weird about the way that we treat people that are famous, and it made me feel weird about fame in general. -- Zoe Kazan
  • The movie I've watched a million times is 'A Face in the Crowd,' directed by Elia Kazan, starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. I first saw this movie, I guess I was in my early 20s. I'd never heard of it, and somebody told me about it, and I watched it and was just completely jaw-droppingly shocked at how current it was. -- Callie Khouri
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