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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: La vida de James Dean  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Pier Angeli (Alessandra Mastronardi) asked Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) to compare between James Dean and Paul Newman as they were both newcomers. The fact is, that Paul Newman career went high after collecting all roles destined to Dean's after his death , specially Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) (with the same Pier Angeli ) , and The Left Handed Gun (1958). See more »

Goofs

Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) appears to look at the back of the camera after each shot, throughout the movie. I modern times with a digital camera this would make sense as it would show a preview of shot just taken , but with film cameras this does not apply. There is nothing to see. See more »

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References A Star Is Born (1954) See more »

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Its an OK drama.
16 April 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A movie about James Dean stands or falls by the portrayal of the man. Everything else is secondary to capturing that unique mesmerizing person.

I am a straight male, yet I remember the first time I googled that name and started browsing his photos. There was something there completely out of the ordinary. Strength with fragility, sadness with mischievousness, rebellion resting in the moment. Its like watching young Marlon Brando or Ryan Gosling in a movie like Drive, there is something extraordinary there your brain cant define but can understand.

Dane DeHaan, who I don't know outside of this movie, could probably portray Justin Bieber just fine, but playing James Dean requires a different beast of an actor all together.


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