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Life (2015)

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

Director:

Anton Corbijn

Writer:

Luke Davies (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Pattinson ... Dennis Stock
Peter Lucas ... Nicholas Ray
Lauren Gallagher Lauren Gallagher ... Natalie Wood
Kendal Rae ... Messy Actress
Drew Leger Drew Leger ... Boyfriend
Dane DeHaan ... James Dean (as Dane Dehaan)
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Pier Angeli
John Blackwood ... Raymond Massey
Jason Blicker ... Journalist
Emily Hurson ... Publicity Trooper
Kristian Bruun ... Roger
Joel Edgerton ... John Morris
Emma Pedersen ... John Morris' Secretary
Stella Schnabel Stella Schnabel ... Norma
Allison Brennan Allison Brennan ... Jack Warner's Assistant
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Storyline

This movie 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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From Rebel to Icon. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 Newman's career went high after collecting all of the roles destined to be Dean's after his death, specifically Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) (with Pier Angeli) and The Left Handed Gun (1958). See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the early part of 1955. James Dean and Pier Angeli are seen attending the premiere of the Judy Garland version of "A Star Is Born", a film which had opened in New York in September of the previous year, and in Los Angeles less than a month later. See more »

Quotes

James Dean: One more orgasm behind you and one step closer to death.
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Connections

References The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) See more »

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Dreamin's No Good
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A moody but shallow endeavor
5 July 2016 | by indranee19See all my reviews

The problem with this movie is that neither DeHaan, nor Pattinson hold the attention of the audience. The script is nondescript, and the directing cannot make up for the lack of a compelling story and characterization.

DeHaan looks like a childish version of Dean with his unlined face, rounded cheeks, feathered, rubbable hair and those full, pink lips.

Dean was young, but had an old soul reflected in his lined face, sunken eyes, and impossibly attractive visage. Even James Franco -- much as I detest that actor -- was better than DeHaan. The story had no real climax... its twin journeys (of the co-protagonists) made shallow and dull via the absence of any real conflict or urgency of mission.

I'm sure Corbijn had good intentions.

I gave this one a four.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,231,606
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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