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Download and read online James Dean Transfigured in PDF and EPUB After the death of James Dean in 1955, the figure of the teen rebel permeated the globe, and its presence is still felt in the twenty-first century. Rebel iconography—which does not have to resemble James Dean himself, but merely incorporates his disaffected attitude—has become an advertising mainstay used to sell an array of merchandise and messages. Despite being overused in advertisements, it still has the power to surprise when used by authors and filmmakers in innovative and provocative ways. The rebel figure has mass appeal precisely because of its ambiguities; it can mean anything to anyone. The global appropriation of rebel iconography has invested it with fresh meanings. Author Claudia Springer succeeds here in analyzing both ends of the spectrum—the rebel icon as a tool in upholding capitalism's cycle of consumption, and as a challenge to that cycle and its accompanying beliefs. In this groundbreaking study of rebel iconography in international popular culture, Springer studies a variety of texts from the United States and abroad that use this imagery in contrasting and thought-provoking ways. Using a cultural studies approach, she analyzes films, fiction, poems, Web sites, and advertisements to determine the extent to which the icon's adaptations have been effective as a response to the actual social problems affecting contemporary adolescents around the world.
Download and read online James Dean Rebel Life in PDF and EPUB James Dean died in 1955. The star of three movies, he was aged just 24. Six decades later, the charismatic screen idol has lost none of his power to captivate. Revered by fresh generations of fans born years after his untimely death, the glamor of his limited but incandescent legacy of cinematic classics - East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant - will never fade. Drawn from extensive research and original interviews, James Dean: Rebel Life strips back the hype to reveal the man behind the myth. Filled with the testimonies of the actors, directors and ex-lovers who knew Dean best, and lavishly illustrated with candid photos (from boyhood up to Dean's untimely death) and sumptuous film stills, the book provides a uniquely personal insight into the life and times of Hollywood's tragic leading man - essential reading for fans of every generation.
Download and read online James Dean in PDF and EPUB A look at the life of an American film legend.
Download and read online James Dean in PDF and EPUB Marking the fiftieth anniversary of his tragic death, a richly illustrated biography celebrates the remarkable career of actor James Dean, drawing on personal commentary from friends, colleagues, and family members to provide an authorized portrait of Dean's personal life and film legacy.
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Download and read online James Dean in PDF and EPUB James Dean's own words revealing his feelings about his life and craft are accompanied by biographical information and photographs
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Download and read online James Dean A Rebel With a Cause in PDF and EPUB I am a fan of the actor James Dean, and this book is my tribute to him.
Download and read online James Dean in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the life of the actor who died in a car accident at the age of twenty-four and is known for his roles in "East of Eden" and "Rebel without a Cause."
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