James Dean

Last week, I reviewed a screening of Rebel Without a Cause; this week, Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) continued celebrating James Dean around the 50th anniversary of his tragic death by screening Dean's first film, East of Eden, helmed by directing great and the Actors Studio co-founder Elia Kazan. Once again, it was marvelous to see a Dean film on the big screen, after years of only being able to see him on my television screen.

I was particularly interested in seeing East of Eden again because Ron Howard is planning to direct a new version next year with a script by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco, Disclosure). Anytime someone wants to remake a "classic", of course, there are people who get up in arms about it, and East of Eden is no exception.

categories Reviews, Cinematical