Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean 2012

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

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The life and work of outsider icon James Dean.

Cast & Crew

James Preston
James Dean
Dan Glenn
The Roommate
Erin Daniels
The Roommate's Mother
Robert Gant
The Famous Director
Brendan Lamb
The Swimmer
Clint Catalyst
The Bartender , Johnny
Matthew Mishory
Screenwriter
Sharon Coryell
Executive Producer
Lauren Cribb Gropp
Executive Producer
Troy Kelly
Executive Producer
Denis Michael Reidy
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Shober
Executive Producer
Randall Walk
Executive Producer
Jay Xudan
Executive Producer
Arban Ornelas
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Critic Reviews for Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (2)

  • The movie is art and borders on art-film pretentiousness here and there, but there's no question that it's also mesmerizing and sexy.

    July 16, 2013 | Full Review…
  • A prologue featuring French poet Rimbaud underlines Mishory's vision of the American actor as part of a line of iconoclastic artists. But his pre-fame Dean seems more sullen brat than talented maverick.

    January 22, 2013 | Full Review…

    Alissa Simon

    Variety
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  • Mishory's film walks the same forlorn street as that of Bruce Weber's 1988 Chet Baker documentary, Let's Get Lost, and shares its palpable fascination for an iconic individual cursed by both beauty and artistic genius.

    July 16, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Matthew Mishory's A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951, some will argue, is a triumph of style over substance.

    July 16, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Its beauty is marred whenever it opens its mouth.

    January 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

  • Oct 11, 2013
    A portrait of pre-fame James Dean as a poetry-quoting bisexual gigolo who dabbles in S&M. Beautifully shot but badly acted, this is celebrity necrophilia dressed up in the shroud of Art.
    Greg S Super Reviewer

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