Synopsis: A snapshot in time-the film chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood's most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Anton Corbijn
Production: See-Saw Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min


not really.


Hi, Jimmy.

Hey, Pier.

That's Dennis.

- Hi.

- Uh, he doesn't like my driving.

Do you mind if I

use your bathroom?

Sure. Let me show you.

And he's a photographer.


Oh, look...

That's who he works for.

For "Life"?

That's big.

Everything alright?

Didn't we meet when you

photographed Paul Newman?

Uh, yeah, we... we took

some photos on set last year.

And who do you

think will be bigger?

I mean, Jimmy or Paul?

Well, definitely Jimmy.

- Have you seen his film?

- Uh, yeah.

Yeah, it's...

it's very good.

It is.

When your film comes out,

then your life will become horrible.

Now what are you going to do about a

girl who says a thing like that, huh?

Maybe she knows

a little more than you do.

- Always your life is horrible.

- It's a nightmare!

Yeah, maybe that's just because

your English is lousy

and you never understand

what's going on.

- Shut up or I'll kill you!

- I kill you back!

Jimmy, Jimmy!

Elope and marry me.


Marry me.

This is a proposal in America?

Yeah, why not, huh?

Dennis can be the wedding photographer.

How does that sound Dennis?

Yeah, that's my aim in life.

I got to tell

a compelling story,

alongside an exemplary cast.

I've been asked to mention

the new boy, James Dean,

whose unconventional approach

some may appreciate.

I got to work with Elia Kazan,

a wonderful director.

Ever since I saw

"A Streetcar Named Desire"...

I thought here is a man...

a genius I simply

must work with.

Here's a man

who interprets

Tennessee Williams,

- John Steinbeck...

- I am so sorry.

Mr. Massey will only be five

more minutes, and then it's you.

...a great literature, even.

For example, you know,

" On the Waterfront",

Kazan delved into our,

our urban soul,

and I like to think of

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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