The James Dean Story

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  • Documentaries
Something of a curiosity, this documentary about the life and character of the cultish star who had died a couple of years before is short on analysis, long on (sometimes insufferably pretentious) poetic symbolism, and extremely fine for its sharp black-and-white photography, especially effective in the bleak wastelands where Dean grew up. A few nice rare clips are included (notably a stunning outtake from East of Eden), but otherwise this is probably of interest only to Dean fanatics or Altman collectors.

Release details

Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George W George, Robert Altman
Screenwriter: Stewart Stern
Cast: Adeline Hall
Marcus Winslow
Markie Winslow
Ortense Winslow
Martin Gabel
Mr and Mrs Dean James Dean's grandparents
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