I have to DISAGREE 100% because I have seen the 3 James Dean Films and 100s of SWS
In MY OPINION I would NOT RATE the 3 James Dean Films even at the level of a
Demofilo Fidani “routine Sws” and I would take the Fidani SWs 99 times out of 100. :o
James Dean created a “rebel” and “wild man” sort of image that people have said makes him an “idol”. ??? :’(
Many other people who are wiser, older, experienced have seen Dean
as a bad influence on young people because of Dean’s irresponsible condoning
attitude to alcohol/drugs/reckless living and life in general. :
As a young person myself I AGREE with the wiser/older/experienced view and I was
extremely bored, annoyed, dismayed by the 3 tedious, never ending J.Dean dramas.
East Of Eden 55 A almost 2 hour constipated drama from Steinbeck. 5 out 20
Rebel Without A Cause 56 A tolerable/mild drama with Sal Mineo. 6 out of 20
3, Giant 56 A sprawling yawner of 200 Minutes, Texas drama ??? 6.5 out 20
I was not impressed with James Dean’s “acting style” , which was at best Ok but
preferred SAL MINEO (a real legend who died young), NATALIE WOOD (lovely girl)
and ROCK HUDSON (always a fantastic actor in Westerns/Thrillers/TV Series).
Therefore this James Dean for me DOES NOT rate or match ANY of the GREAT SW stars