Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Review of "James Dean: In His Own Words," compiled by Neil Grant

Review of
James Dean: In His Own Words, compiled by Neil Grant ISBN 0517061015

Four out of five stars
 The compiler of this volume achieved what he set out to do, use preexisting material and stock photos of James Dean to create a book about a celebrity that still draws interest sixty years after his tragic death. There is some original text in the book, but most of the content is full page pictures of Dean with quotations from him taken from various sources.
 James Dean was killed in an auto accident in 1955, dying in much the same way he lived. He was a morose, troubled man, never comfortable on or off the screen. This book captures much of his persona, naturally limited because he was only a public figure for a short time.

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