East of Eden(1955)

Directors : Elia Kazan

Synopsis :

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to estranged mother.

Our View :

Kazan delivers with amazing, atmospheric direction, and a pitch perfect performance by newcomer James Dean. His rebellion is deftly layered with romance and alienation, and a dose of Americana.

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