Psychology and Method: Elia Kazan and Marlon Brando. Brando and Kazan: two dynamic forces of heightened realism who used each other to further their aims. This valuable program goes behind the scenes of some of their best-known collaborations—A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront—to illustrate how Kazan was like a father figure to Brando, challenging him to excel. Both men’s careers leading up to their first meeting at Lee Strasberg’s Actors’ Studio are highlighted. The program also conveys Kazan’s socially conscious political philosophy and how he integrated it into the films of his later years, particularly The Last Tycoon. (28 minutes, color and b&w).