A Doppelganger for James Dean? (Movie World, July 1958)

Hollywood lost a magnificent talent when James Dean passed away on September 30, 1955. Having performed in just three starring film roles (two of which were released prior to his death) and already a major star, there’s no telling where Dean’s career may have gone, had he survived the car accident that killed him. It seems that ever since his passing, one question has loomed, … Continue reading A Doppelganger for James Dean? (Movie World, July 1958)

The Films of James Dean: Giant (1956)

Note: Today we end our exploration of The Complete James Dean Collection with a review of Giant. If you missed ’em, here are the other reviews from the set: East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause. Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) is a very wealthy rancher living in Texas. When he travels North to buy a horse, he meets the beautiful Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: Giant (1956)

The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Note: This week on TMP we’re looking at James Dean’s major roles with reviews from The Complete James Dean Collection box set. Yesterday: East of Eden. Today: Rebel Without a Cause. Teen delinquency films from the ’50s seem like they’re about a dime a dozen, but Rebel Without a Cause is the only one I can think of that is widely regarded as a true … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

The Films of James Dean: East of Eden (1955)

Note: For the next three days on TMP we’ll be looking at The Complete James Dean Collection box set, a DVD collection of all three of the actor’s major roles. First up: East of Eden. Loosely based on the novel by John Steinbeck, East of Eden tells the story of two brothers in Salinas, California. The year is 1917. Adam Trask (Raymond Massey) has moved … Continue reading The Films of James Dean: East of Eden (1955)