James Dean : Shooting Star: James Dean : Shooting Star
Gebundene Ausgabe - Doubleday - 1989 -English
James Dean's short
life — and tragic death — and his three-film Hollywood career have made
a seemingly disproportionate impact on the collective worldwide
consciousness of the late-twentieth century. In this sensitive and
original reassessment of Dean' s life and career, Barney Hoskyns
succeeds in explaining just why the young actor has achieved the status
of an icon and what it is that the image of Dean touches in so many
Hoskyns makes Dean come alive as no other writer has
been able to do, revitalizing the shallow cardboard figure portrayed by
the media and break-ing away from the customary single-minded emph-asis
on Dean' s good looks and photographic charm. To complement the author' s
thesis, photographs chosen from the collection of the premier James
Dean archivist David Loehr are featured throughout the book.
of these have never previously been published, and, alongside Hoskyns'
illuminating text, they reveal Dean as never before — compelling,
talented, winsome, individualistic, inimitable and, above all, human.
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