A Letter to Elia
A Letter to Elia (2010)

For Martin Scorsese, growing up in Little Italy, seeing On the Waterfront and East of Eden as a young man was a life-changing experience. Scorsese appears on and off camera throughout A Letter to Elia, taking us through Kazan's life and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 4, 2010
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a first-person reflection on the films and the creator, a mix of history, biography and aesthetic appreciation...

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Shawn Levy

A deeply personal film in which Martin Scorsese, who co-directed and co-wrote, speaks at loving length about the impact that Kazan's films had on him.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

As much, if not more about Scorsese as it is about Kazan.

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Scorsese offers a stirring analysis of Kazan's artistry while also describing in heartfelt terms how these stories affected him as a nascent movie lover.

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Byron Brubaker
I think I saw this on TCM a few years back. It is also included in The Elia Kazan Collection DVD box set. Scorsese hosts this love letter to the cinematic… More