Precious Cargo

Refreshingly Bitter And Twisted Observations On Life's Passing Parade.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Here's James Dean before he made his three major films. Elia Kazan, who cast Dean in East of Eden, wrote in his autobiography that he disliked Dean. He also said Dean was a purely instinctive actor with no technique. This excerpt from one of Dean's TV roles clearly disproves Kazan's contention. Dean responds with anguish twice in this show, exactly as he does when he throws his arms round Raymond Massey in East of Eden, then crying and running out of the house.

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