Search Results for: James Dean

Giant: Revisiting George Stevens Epic, Starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean in his Last Role

Even critics who consider Giant to be too sprawling a saga, more impressive in ambition than execution, agree that the scenes between James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor generate heat, and that the racial element is poignant and ahead of its times.

Finding Jack: James Dean to be Reconstructed via CGI in New Vietnam War Drama

James Dean will be brought back to the big screen through CGI visual effects for the Vietnam War era drama Finding Jack.

Oscar: Posthumous Nominations–James Dean

James Dean had been one of few exceptions, earning two Best Actor nominations posthumously, for East of Eden in 1955 and for Giant in 1956.

Rebel Without a Cause (1955): Nicholas Ray’s Most Influential Youth Film in American History, Starring James Dean

Reflecting 1950s teenage angst, Rebel Without a Cause is a crucial film defining forever youths modes of expression in Hollywood movies and American pop culture.

East of Eden (1955): Kazan’s Drama, Starring James Dean and Julie Harris

Steinbeck's book, East of Eden, was published in l952, the year Member of the Wedding was released. Elia Kazan's film is a suitable companion piece to Fred Zinnemann's 1952 Member of the Wedding, which explores a young female's adolescence. The protagonists of these films share a similar name, Adam. In Member, it's Frankie's last name; in East of Eden, the patriarch's first name, Adam Trask. There is another link: Julie Harris, the star of Member, plays Abra, the girl both boys love. The two films also exhibit similar ideology concerning the “cure” they prescribe for the problems of loneliness, identity formation, and integration into the larger society.