It's good to die young and beautiful.
James Dean made four films before he died on this day 50 years ago.
Last night I rented East of Eden one of the two roles he was
posthumously nominated for the Academy Awards.
Earlier this year I saw trailer for this movie and I thought his
performance was way over the top. But watching the film it fits and is
It's still an odd film. There's an overture at the top of the movie,
it's literally about bean farming and borrows heavily from the bible.
Four movies. And now he's an icon. Before last night I hadn't seen
anything of him other than in Hopper Paintings and Tarantino movies.
Goodbye James. Your candle burned out long before your legend ever