East of Eden (1955) Elia Kazan, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Drama, Romance

East of Eden (1955)
In this film based on John Steinbeck’s epic novel, Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer (Raymond Massey), feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron (Richard Davalos). When Cal embarks on a business venture to gain the favor of his dad, he finds himself dealing with his estranged mother (Jo Van Fleet), now the owner of a brothel, and tensions in the family rise even further when he begins to fall for Aron’s girlfriend, Abra (Julie Harris).

Ever felt lost?–have trouble finding your place in the world?–feel jealous of, or ignored by, a family member? If you answered yes to any of these questions, beware–the resonance you may feel toward the characters of this film may be so intense, the emotional pull of its story so overwhelming, that at its end you will find yourself exhausted, spent, trembling in its cathartic wake. I find it so every time I see it. As an examination of the terrible undercurrents in family relationships, of adolescent angst and loneliness, of the universal need for love and the awful consequences of its being withheld, it is nearly peerless. Movies that toyed with similar themes, like “The Graduate” or “Rebel Without a Cause,” though great films, do not come close to packing the emotional wallop this film delivers.

To a large part, the intensity of the affective response generated by watching “East of Eden” must be attributed to the strength of the performances. No false notes here. Raymond Massey, a truly superb actor who has largely, and undeservedly, been forgotten, gives one of his best performance as the father with a secret, a man with the best intentions in the world, who has nonetheless unwittingly crippled his son Cal with his sometimes harsh criticisms and his favoritism of his brother Aron. Julie Harris is simply wonderful as Abra, a young woman who gradually becomes disenchanted with the “perfect” brother, Aron, finding herself becoming more and more interested in the vaguely frightening, yet vulnerable Cal. Her “speech” near the end of the film to Cal’s father is heartrending. Everyone else is fine, from the always dependable Burl Ives to Albert Decker, and Jo van Fleet deserves special mention as the supposedly dead mother. The vehicle which propels the film, however, is James Dean who not only gives the best performance in his all too short career, but one of the best in cinematic history. It is truly amazing to watch him work here. The viewer becomes like putty in his hands, bending and rending our emotions at will. It’s a performance not to be missed.

The movie has received criticism because it does not follow the book, and leaves out at least the first two thirds of the novel. “East of Eden” is one of my favorite books, yet I have no trouble accepting this film on its own merits–which are considerable. A movie CANNOT be a book, though there have been several directors who seem blithely unaware of this giving us plodding movies straight-jacketed by their literary source. One cannot judge this movie solely by comparing it to the book, and with each deviation from the source, give it a demerit. I believe this movie is every bit as great as the book–but it is NOT the book. And John Steinbeck himself loved this movie, reportedly saying that the movie was a greater achievement than his book had been. That’s a recommendation good enough for me, and should be enough for the lovers of the book. You CAN love both. I do.

East of Eden (1955) 2

East of Eden (1955) 1

IMDB

BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 57mn | 2,32 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Romance

download free

Eistofedn.part1.rar
Eistofedn.part2.rar
Eistofedn.part3.rar
Eistofedn.part4.rar
Eistofedn.part5.rar

Random posts

The Old Man and the Sea (1990) Jud Taylor, Anthony Quinn, Gary Cole, Patricia Clarkson
Journey for Margaret (1942) W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter
Viy / Viy or Spirit of Evil (1967) Konstantin Ershov, Georgiy Kropachyov, Leonid Kuravlyov, Natalya Varley, Aleksey Glazyrin, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Panter Lavan / White Panther (2013) Danni Reisfeld, Ze’ev Revach, Yevgeny Orlov, Meytal Gal, Drama, Family, Sport
Mélo (1986) Alain Resnais, Sabine Azéma, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi
The State I am in (2000) Christian Petzold, Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Müller
The Accused (1988) Jonathan Kaplan, Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Bernie Coulson, Drama, Crime
Schoolgirl Report 1 / Schulmädchen-Report: Was Eltern nicht für möglich halten (1970) Ernst Hofbauer, Günther Kieslich, Wolf Harnisch, Helga Kruck, Drama, Erotic
Heaven’s Gate (1980) Michael Cimino, Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Enskilda samtal / Private Confessions (1996) Liv Ullmann, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler, Biography, Drama
Death on the Nile (1978) John Guillermin, Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Il camorrista / The Professor (1986) Giuseppe Tornatore, Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta, Crime, Drama
Ball of Fire (1941) Howard Hawks, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Comedy, Romance
Take My Life (1947) Ronald Neame, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Leo Bieber
What About Me (1993) Rachel Amodeo, Judy Carne, Gregory Corso
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) Robert Florey, Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe
Hunted (1952) Charles Crichton, Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars
Linnaisten vihreä kamari / The Green Chamber of Linnais (1945) Valentin Vaala, Rauli Tuomi, Regina Linnanheimo, Kaija Rahola, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Romance
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) Robert Florey, Preston Foster, Victor McLaglen, Lois Andrews
Hazy Life AKA Donten seikatsu (1999) Nobuhiro Yamashita, Uda Teppei, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Festival Champ (1976) Noribumi Suzuki, Hiroki Matsukata, Jirô Sakagami, Etsuko Shihomi
The Dummy Talks (1943) Oswald Mitchell, Jack Warner, Claude Hulbert, Beryl Orde
Missing Women (1951) Philip Ford, Penny Edwards, James Millican, John Gallaudet, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
Sterne / Stars (1959) Konrad Wolf
The Fed One AKA Hranjenik (1970) Vatroslav Mimica, Fabijan Sovagovic, Nikola-Kole Angelovski, Giuseppe Addobbati
Off the Record (1939) James Flood, Pat O’Brien, Joan Blondell, Bobby Jordan, Drama
Velociraptor (2014) Chucho E. Quintero, Alan Aguilar, Axel Arenas, Roberto Becerra, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cloak and Dagger (1946) Fritz Lang, Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, Lilli Palmer
Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952) Renato Castellani, Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo
Kiss Me (2004) António da Cunha Telles, Marisa Cruz, Manuel Wiborg, Nicolau Breyner, Clara Pinto Correia, Drama
La lune dans le caniveau / The Moon in the Gutter (1983) Jean-Jacques Beineix, Gérard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Victoria Abril, Drama
The Doctor and the Devils (1985) Freddie Francis, Timothy Dalton, Jonathan Pryce, Twiggy, Horror, Drama
Rhythm Thief (1993) Matthew Harrison, Jason Andrews, Eddie Daniels, Kevin Corrigan
Our Hospitality (1923) John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Keaton
From Here to Eternity (1953) Fred Zinnemann, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Drama, Romance, War
The Girl from Chicago (1932) Oscar Micheaux, Grace Smith, Carl Mahon, Eunice Brooks, Crime, Drama
Dance Little Lady (1954) Val Guest, Terence Morgan, Mai Zetterling, Guy Rolfe, Drama
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010) Kornél Mundruczó, Rudolf Frecska, Lili Monori
Stranger on the Run (1967) Don Siegel, Henry Fonda, Anne Baxter, Michael Parks
Liza (1972) Marco Ferreri, Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Corinne Marchand
Cinderfella (1960) Frank Tashlin, Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson
Dawn at Socorro (1954) George Sherman, Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian, Romance, Western
Wet Gold (1984) Dick Lowry, Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith, Thomas Byrd
Schoolgirl report 8 / Schulmädchen-Report 8. Teil – Was Eltern nie erfahren dürfen (1974) Ernst Hofbauer, Wolf Ackva, Puppa Armbruster, Sandra Atia, Drama, Erotic
A Fire in the Sky (1978) Jerry Jameson, Richard Crenna, Elizabeth Ashley, David Dukes, Sci-Fi, Drama
England Made Me (1973) Peter Duffell, Peter Finch, Michael York, Hildegard Neil, Drama
Mother Never Dies AKA Haha wa Shinazu (1942) Mikio Naruse, Takako Irie, Yukiko Todoroki, Ichirô Sugai
Where Has Poor Mickey Gone? (1964) Gerry Levy, Warren Mitchell, John Malcolm, Ray Armstrong
Danger Route (1967) Seth Holt, Richard Johnson, Carol Lynley, Barbara Bouchet, Action, Drama, Thriller
Salute to the Marines (1943) S. Sylvan Simon, Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Comedy, Drama, War
Peppermint Frappé (1967) Carlos Saura, Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo, Drama