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A Few Words About A few words about... James Dean Forever Young

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Robert Harris, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Robert Harris

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    This documentary by Michael J. Sheridan, which ran at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and was produced through Warner Brothers, shows precisely what can be done with photographs, archival footage, scenes from motion pictures and a well-written and spoken narration.

    If, on occasion, my boredom and distaste for some of the newer documentaries produced for DVD tends to show on HTF, this film is the antidote.

    With nary a talking head to be found in its entire ninety minutes, and with not a moment of public domain trailer footage, this well-researched film delivers.

    Not ready for inclusion in the James Dean Collection, it arrived on DVD in late September.

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    Interesting.

    I bought both the "Rebel Without a Cause" & "East Of Eden" SE DVDs when they were released (I chickened out of buying Giant after I read a lot of complaints about it's PQ).

    Whilst the extras on both RWAC and EOE where interesting, it definitely left me wanting more.

    I haven't yet picked up "Forever Young" but I will do for sure in the near future.

    Another great documentary on James Dean is "James Dean - Sense Memories" which I caught on TV recently & found it to be fascinating [​IMG]
     
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    American Masters is capable of doing superb work.

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    I finally got round to watching James Dean Forever Young yesterday. It's a truly exceptional documentary, a fascinating watch & a perfect supplement to the East of Eden and Rebel without a Cause SE DVDs released earlier this year.

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more talk about this one [​IMG]
     

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