Great Clips, But....
Randy Buck | Brooklyn, NY USA | 08/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"JAMES DEAN -- FOREVER YOUNG is essential viewing for anyone interested in the actor; the writer/director's done a wonderful job of assembling hard-to-find film clips, particularly from Dean's early days in live tv. The screen tests with Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman are fascinating, too. (On the strength of this scene, she'd have made an interesting Abra.) My major problem with this overview? No mention of Dean's bisexuality. True, the production team needed cooperation from the Dean estate, and many of his fans probably don't want to think closely about that side of his life. But Dean's proclivities have been extensively documented in print by now, and Liz Sheridan and Pier Angeli definitely weren't the entire story. Given that much of Dean's appeal (like that of his contemporaries Brando and Clift) tempers traditional notions of American masculinity with a feminine side, seems a terrible pity to continue mythologizing a complete heterosexuality that apparently never existed."
The definitive James Dean Bio
Jack W. A. Tucker | Los Angeles, CA | 08/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film tells the definitive story of how Dean became the overnight sensation that he was in EAST OF EDEN. The documentation and research is impressive as well as Mr. Sheridan's tenacity in finding all of these lost gems. When will they be available on DVD?"