James Dean: The Mutant King : a Biography

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Chicago Review Press, 2001 - 361 páginas
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This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequalled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its subject.
 

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Know the Legend

Comentário do usuário  - kbigley - Borders

A terrific psycho analysis, and very informative. A fair portrait of a young man cut down in his prime, attempting to come into his own, while dealing with an enormous amount of self inflicted issues ... Ler resenha completa

Review: James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography

Comentário do usuário  - m - Goodreads

It's a good thing that David Dalton wrote "James Dean: The Mutant King", and that he did so with enough time to conduct interviews with several people who actually knew Dean (The book was written in ... Ler resenha completa

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The Double World 19311940
1
The Omphalos of Normalcy 19401949
13
School Daze 19401949
31
The 49er 19491951
57
Persistence of the White Bear 1951
77
An Orthicon Ghost 19521954
97
Diary of a Face 19521954
119
Im Just a Human Bean MayAugust 1954
157
Rebel Without a Cause MarchMay 1955
221
Wall of Air MaySeptember 30 1955
265
Lone Star State MaySeptember 1955
291
Osiris Rising 19551974
309
The Mutant King
339
Bibliography
344
Discography
354
Index
364

Hollywood Babbles On 19541955
185
No Different Flesh Fall 1954Spring 1955
203

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