Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012) DVD9
The private life and inner world of James Dean has often been shrouded in mystery; overlooked and concealed by the star-machine of the Classical Hollywood period. Against a backdrop of prevailing post-war masculinity mores and legislation, gay and bisexual Hollywood stars were forced to compartmentalise their sexuality, like the rest of the gay and bisexual community, with the additional pressure of being in the public consciousness. The star-machine existed to build and preserve the image of these God-like figures amongst the masses.
The rumors swirling around James Dean and his sexual activities are the subject of this fascinating neo-noir feature that blends the brooding tone synonymous with Dean’s style with the gorgeous look of early 1950s cinema. This biopic — starring the striking James Preston — follows the budding actor as he effortlessly navigates finding his place in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:29:58 | 7.42 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: Deutsch
Genre: Drama

Director: Matthew Mishory
Cast: James Preston, Dan Glenn, Clare Grant
Country: USA

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