Series 1, Episode 6: Wild River (Elia Kazan; 1960)
This week on The Act of Seeing . . .
Preliminary warfare grips the panel . . . A long discussion of Elia Kazan's Wild River . . . The modern world . . . Colossal Youth . . . How Wild River developed . . . Cynicism and the ideal of the Greater Good . . . Lee Remick . . . The mechanisms of poetry . . . The perfect casting of Montgomery Clift . . . Kazan's epiphany . . . Matters of style . . . A brief HUAC rehash . . . Social media plugs . . . The program concludes