The James Dean Story (1957)

The James Dean Story

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A cut above the usual cheesy paste-up "tribute", The James Dean Story is imbued with a modicum of style thanks to fledgling film-director Robert Altman. Most of the film consists of clips from Dean's three starring pictures (East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant), with tantalizing glimpses of his pre-star career. One such glimpse, a snippet from the 1951 TV religious special Hill Number One, has popped up in virtually every Dean retrospective since. Altman's inherent cinematic gifts are … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Stewart Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 1, 2000
Runtime:
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Cast


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as Dean's Grandfather

as Dean's Drama Teacher

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as Highway Patrolman

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as Dean's Uncle

as Dean's Cousin

as Dean's Aunt
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The movie gropes for pat answers, but Altman already feels the value of human mysteries

Full Review… | December 8, 2009
CinePassion

Audience Reviews for The James Dean Story

½

If you're not a James Dean fan don't bother. Melodramatic and contrived.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

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Soooooooooo 1950s it hurts. I love all of these middle aged adults saying this teenager was hard to understand. Also the obsession with this statute with no face-- laugh out loud funny to me. That said, enjoyable and well paced/edited documentary full of corny 1950s attitudes and people.

James Dean, I love all his movie he's an actor and a sex symbol way back 1950 i'm sure you guys will like his movie

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deshire bennett

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