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Legality and Morality Surrounding CGI James Dean

Backlots Posted by Lara on Nov 30, 2019

Since my coverage of the Olivia de Havilland case against FX, I’ve become quite interested in Hollywood intellectual property law and its modern and historical applications. So I found it fascinating when, a few weeks ago, the Hollywood trade papers announced that a newly-formed movie studio read more

Classic Books Corner: The Real James Dean

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Sep 10, 2016

Today, I'm reviewing the new book, The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories From Those Who Knew Him Best, which is edited by Peter L. Winkler. The actor James Dean was many things during his short life: Indiana farm boy, New York City beatnik, Broadway wunderkind, and  Hollywood movie star. T read more

THE REAL JAMES DEAN, new from the Chicago Review Press

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Aug 1, 2016

61 years ago this September 30, newly-minted movie star James Dean, with an ace Porsche racing mechanic riding in the passenger seat, wrecked his brand-new Porsche Spyder on a remote northern California highway, bringing to an end his own turbulent 24-year-old life. The gone-too-soon Hollywood rebel read more

THE REAL JAMES DEAN, new from the Chicago Review Press

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Aug 1, 2016

61 years ago this September 30, newly-minted movie star James Dean, with an ace Porsche racing mechanic riding in the passenger seat, wrecked his brand-new Porsche Spyder on a remote northern California highway, bringing to an end his own turbulent 24-year-old life. The gone-too-soon Hollywood rebel read more

THE REAL JAMES DEAN, new from the Chicago Review Press

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Aug 1, 2016

61 years ago this September 30, newly-minted movie star James Dean, with an ace Porsche racing mechanic riding in the passenger seat, wrecked his brand-new Porsche Spyder on a remote northern California highway, bringing to an end his own turbulent 24-year-old life. The gone-too-soon Hollywood rebel read more

Book Review--The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 28, 2016

The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best Peter L. Winkler, Ed. Chicago Review Press, 2016 In his six years in Los Angeles and New York, James Dean packed in several decades-worth of living. Many who knew him would comment on his morbid world view and how he seemed to fore read more

The Best Films of James Dean

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 6, 2014

1. Rebel Without a Cause 2. Giant 3. East of Eden Other appearances: Has Anybody Seen My Gal Fixed Bayonets Trouble Along the Way Sailor Beware read more

The Best Films of James Dean (1931-1955)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 6, 2014

1. Rebel Without a Cause 2. Giant 3. East of Eden Other appearances: Has Anybody Seen My Gal Fixed Bayonets Trouble Along the Way Sailor Beware read more

Fact or Fiction: The curse James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder

Comet Over Hollywood Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

The moody young star took the cinema by storm. Actor James Dean won over audiences as misunderstood teens in the films “East of Eden” (1955) and “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955). Actor James Dean in a publicity still for “Rebel Without a Cause.” But after only a short time in the read more

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ James Dean

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Sep 6, 2014

James Dean, Bongo & Conga Drums "When I can't sleep at night I like to get up and beat the skins. It drives away the blues." - James Dean Playing the bongo and conga drums was meditative for James Dean. He lived hard and died young but even during his short life he found something that sooth read more

East of Eden (1955) with James Dean

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Apr 25, 2014

Share This! “Tonight I even tried to buy your love, but now I don’t want it any more. . . .  I can’t use it any more.  I don’t want any kind of love any more.  It doesn’t pay off.” —— Cal (James Dean) to Abra (Julie Harris) Above all, East of Eden is about love—paternal, maternal, read more

Book Review: James Dean: The Mutant King

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Laura Grande on Aug 9, 2013

He was Hollywood’s original rebel; the trailblazing actor who opened doors for up-and-coming actors and became the voice of a lost generation. After the Second World War shook the very foundations of society to the core, the youth growing up in the 1950s faced a vastly different cultural land read more

James Dean – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Feb 8, 2013

  “Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.” ~ James Dean     “The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.” ~ James Dean     “Only the gentle are ever really strong read more

James Dean: Race With Destiny (1997)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Jan 27, 2013

I skipped Biopic Theater last week, but boy do I have a doozy of a film for you.  This is the last of the James Dean biopics (that I know of), and I think it quite possibly is the worst.  To go further, I think this could be this year’s Goodbye, Norma Jean in terms of being one of the worst movies I read more

James Dean (1976)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Nov 18, 2012

We’re back with another edition of Golden Age on the Silver Screen.  I’m contemplating changing the title…yay or nay?  Anywho, we’re back with another James Dean biopic  Hope you’re not bored of Mr. Dean because we got a few more of these films in the pipeline (Dean read more

James Dean (2001)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Sep 2, 2012

  A quick aside: Due to my birthday on Friday (yay me) I wasn’t able to get out this week’s Journeys in the Disney Vault so Fantasia will be put up next Friday. Today’s Golden Age on the Silver Screen film is the 2001 TNT biopic James Dean.  It’s one of the more famous read more

James Dean in Mendocino

The Timothy Carey Experience Posted by Marisa on Feb 17, 2012

I recently got this nifty little book on eBay, James Dean in Mendocino: The Filming of East of Eden, compiled and edited by Mendocino historian Bruce Levene. It documents the time spent by director Elia Kazan, Dean, and the other cast and crew members shooting key scenes for the film in Mendocino, C read more

Behind the scenes: “Giant” (1956) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Nov 18, 2011

Behind the scenes of “Giant”, a 1956 epic drama produced and directed by George Stevens and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker. Mercedes McCambridge, and Dennis Hopper. Giant won the Academy Award for Best Director and was nominated nine other times, twic read more

The Real James Dean and a Giveaway

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001

The Real James Dean Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best edited by Peter L. Winkler Chicago Review Press 9781613734728 - 368 pages August 2016 Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Powells When we look at the legacy of classic film actors and actresses there is a natural hierarchy. There are those read more

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