Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kenneth Turan's six favorite books

Kenneth Turan is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition. His new book is Not to Be Missed.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Elia Kazan: A Life

A huge sprawling autobiography from "the actor's director" whose films included On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden. When this nearly 900-page book came out in 1988, Norman Mailer described it as "the best autobiography I've read by a prominent American in I don't know how many years."
Read about the other entries on the list.

Elia Kazan: A Life is among William Friedkin's five best books on film directors, Stefan Kanfer's five best books on remarkable Hollywood lives, and Richard Schickel's five best show-biz biographies.

--Marshal Zeringue