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A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean.

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A snapshot in time-the film chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood's most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.

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photographer | actor | 1950s | See All (3) »

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From Rebel to Icon. Based on a True Story.

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Rated R for some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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4 December 2015 (USA)  »

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Life - Um Retrato de James Dean  »

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Dane DeHaan turned down the role of James Dean five times as he felt intimidated playing such a respected figure. His wife, Anna Wood, eventually convinced him to take on the role. See more »

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Dennis's son had not finished his sandwich when they left the park. Where did the bag go? See more »

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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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I'm Wild About You Baby
Written by Bob Shad
Performed by Lightnin Hopkins (as Lightening Hopkins)
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The early days of James Dean in the filmdom.
14 May 2016 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

It was based on the real life story of a young Hollywood star, especially during his early days of the acting career. In the 50s when a photojournalist was looking for a break, he ended up doing a story on James Dean. Initially who hated him, later gives a nod for the interview and so this story begins that focused on the time they spent together.

A simple story, but a very long film. It was neither inspiring nor annoying. It was just like anybody's story around us, that's really boring. Because he was kind of an unfriendly and his tale that told in this film was very dull.

Maybe if you like James Dean and his films, especially interested to learn about him, then you might like this film. But to me this biopic was just okay. Neither I enjoyed it, nor disliked. Yet to see his films which are very small numbers, then I might change my mind about this film, so till then what I said will remains.

5/10


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