Real James Dean (2006)

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Real James Dean (2006)

Real James Dean (2006)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x480 | x264 @ 2236 Kbps | English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | 51 min | 906 Mb
Genre: Documentary

Director: Gary Legon
Writers: David Dalton, Gary Legon
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Rod Steiger, David Dalton

This dramatic new documentary telling the story of his life and tragic death includes previously unseen footage from screen and wardrobe tests, color "home movie" location footage from EAST OF EDEN, extracts from his personal diaries,, the last photo take of him alive - minutes before his fatal crash - and his animated film only discovered after his death.


This may be the best of the numerous attempts to eulogize the tempestuous, magnetic, and wildly messed up legend… possibly because it simply lets those who new him share their simple memories of the boy and man. What comes through in the way too brief 51 minutes (thank heavens for the wonderful DVD extras that are equally invaluable) is what may be the closest we will ever get to an actual nodding recognition of who Dean really was and who he might have become. Given that so many of the big name witnesses are now gone this little film becomes even more remarkable and more important.

How in blazes did the filmmakers managed to dredge up stunning gold like Deans screen test for EAST OF EDEN where he shares a devouring kiss with Joanne Woodward several years before she met and married the actor who was helped to stardom by inheriting a couple projects passed his way after Dean's death! Absolutely STUNNING stuff…and the whole package is fascinating. If only they could come up with a longer and even more detailed version! Bravo all around!
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Real James Dean (2006)

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