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Edwards uncredited Lonny Chapman as Roy Turner, the automobile mechanic uncredited Lester Dorr as City Official at the parade uncredited Casting[ edit ] Director Elia Kazan first toyed with the idea of casting Marlon Brando as Cal and Montgomery Clift as Aron, but at 30 and 34 years old, respectively, they were simply too old to play teenage brothers.
Paul Newmanwho was one year younger than Brando, was a finalist for the part of Cal, which eventually was played by James Dean, who was six years younger than Newman. Newman and Dean, who were up for the part of Cal, screen tested together for the parts of the rival brothers. In the end, Richard Davalos got the part of Aron.
This was his screen debut.
Julie Harris was cast as Abra James. Executive producer Jack L. Warner was opposed to her casting, because she was ten years older than her character.
Filming[ edit ] Principal photography of East of Eden lasted ten weeks. Before filming began, Kazan sent Dean off to Palm Springs to gain some weight and get some sun so that he looked like a "real" farm boy. Dean hated getting a tan, having his hair cut, and drinking a pint of cream a day to put on pounds.
When they first arrived in Los Angeles to begin production, Kazan accompanied Dean to visit his estranged father, who was living there at the time. He witnessed first hand how badly the father treated Dean and how much the boy wanted to please him.
As he got to know Dean better, Kazan saw how this relationship had instilled in him a great deal of anger because of frustrated love, the key to the character of Cal.
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You know how a dog will be mean and snarl at you, then you pat him, and he's all over you with affection? That's the way Dean was. Steinbeck himself enjoyed the final film very much. Shooting in the fairly new CinemaScope process proved to be a challenge for Kazan, but he was lucky to have a good working relationship with longtime Warner Brothers cinematographer Ted D.
The studio camera department gave him instructions up front to keep the camera at least six feet from the actors, which rankled Kazan. So he and McCord made some tests to see how close they could push in.
It caused the side edges of the screen to appear a bit curved, but Kazan decided to use that distortion for dramatic expression. McCord suggested that, as long as they were distorting anyway, they should tip the camera angle in certain shots.
This technique was used a few times, most prominently in the tense dinner table scene in which Cal and his father fight over the boy's antagonistic reading of Bible passages. Kazan was proud of his use of CinemaScope to get what he thought was the best shot in the film, the train pulling away with all the lettuce on it.
In the carefully calibrated shot, the train disappears behind the railroad station and then reappears much smaller, going off toward the distant mountains. Kazan noted that Dean's tension and shyness always manifested itself physically, so he allowed the actor to use contorted, awkward postures to convey the character.
He was exactly like the people you see in insane asylums.
He also noted that the far more contained Brando would never have been able to do a scene like that, "but Dean was actually like a kid. Dean didn't really hit him, of course, but the emotions felt so real Davalos believed Dean really did hate him.
He left the set after the take and cried "for about four hours" until Harris had to calm him down. Several cast members reported that Dean's emotions overtook him so strongly he would frequently cry.
Kazan usually just let those moments pass before resuming shooting, but he did leave one of Dean's breakdowns in—the scene in which Cal is crushed by his father's rejection of the money he earned for him. Dean would provoke Raymond Massey off-camera so that the elder actor would hate him and he could get into character easier.The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum.
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East of Eden is a film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the novel of the same name by John yunusemremert.com is about a wayward young man who, while seeking his own identity, vies for the affection of his deeply religious father against his favored brother, thus retelling the story of Cain and Abel..
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