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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 ... 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 ... Jack Warner's Assistant
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Storyline

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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Based on a true story. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | Germany | Canada | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life - La naissance d'une légende See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's release is to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of James Dean's death. See more »

Goofs

At the time the film is set (1954-55) it was not possible in Southern California to direct dial outside of a local calling area. Only an operator could place the call. At the time, area codes were used only by operators. Not until 1968 was it possible to direct dial calls beyond the local area. In 1955, in areas controlled by General Telephone (Santa Monica,West L.A., Malibu etc.), local numbers required dialing five digits. Other calls required an operator. In Pacific Telephone (Bell) areas (most of Los Angeles County), local calls required dialing seven digits; other calls required an operator. It was not yet possible to dial direct to New York; it was necessary to first dial 112 for long distance and have the operator place the call. See more »

Quotes

James Dean: [from trailer] Are you gonna make me famous?
Dennis Stock: I guarantee it!
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Connections

References Port Afrique (1956) See more »

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Such a Night
Written by Lincoln Chase
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Yuk
5 July 2016 | by p_muracaSee all my reviews

This movie moved too slowly for its content, and the casting of James Dean ruined it for me. The actor had NONE of the qualities I remember about Dean (we had similar Porsches, and I lived near where he crashed), looks, personality, voice, etc., and they could have done so much better finding someone who at least conveyed the spirit of him. That face is critical. I don't care how good that actor is in general, it was lousy casting. The poetry quotes, etc., seemed out of context and beyond the mental capabilities of the real actor, who was really not that complicated. I would have liked to see more snippets of his actual movies/acting and a fuller display of the final Life photos rather than those few at the end. The interesting part of the movie was not Dean, but the photographer's life.


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