I stumbled upon this movie by accident one day while scrolling through Netflix. The bio and trailer caught my attention because it was based on a true story, which I love, and it was about a Life magazine photographer charged with following James Dean.

I won’t spoil the plot for you, but I was intrigued by the story and particularly the details as they pertained to photography. Enough so, that after the movie, I immediately went to Amazon and ordered Dennis Stock’s book containing all these iconic images.

The movie stars Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame. At first, I was reluctant to view the movie because I wasn’t a Twilight fan and “assumed” his acting skills were on par with that series. But I was pleasantly surprised at how well he came into this character.

This movie isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a photographer, you’ll understand how the opportunity of a lifetime can literally fall into your lap.


until next time…

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