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The RebelAn Imagined Life of James Dean [Read] ➪ The RebelAn Imagined Life of James Dean By Jack Dann – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A movie star on a meteoric rise young James Dean was already being hailed as one of America's finest actors when he died in a high speed car accident in 1955 In one terrible instant a luminous future A movie star Imagined Life Epub Ú on a meteoric rise young James Dean was already being hailed as one of America's finest actors when he died in a high speed car accident in In one terrible instant a luminous future glowing with extraordinary promise was snuffed out foreverBut what if it wasn'tWith The Rebel acclaimed award winning author Jack Dann pulls James Dean from the twisted wreckage and offers him a second chance to make an indelible mark on his art his culture and his time in an era of profound change and devastating The RebelAn PDF/EPUB ² social upheavalSurviving the horrific crash that leaves him permanently scarred both physically and emotionally the rebellious young star approaches his rebirth with trepidation charged with an inescapable new responsibility to do something wonderful and important Cast back into a world of Hollywood RebelAn Imagined Life of James PDF/EPUB ² glitz and glamour a haunted brooding and complex artist climbs higher than even his most fervent admirers imagined he could ascending to a pinnacle of success and power no actor of his or any generation has ever achieved Yet for Jimmy Dean the glory road will be winding and broken littered RebelAn Imagined Life MOBI í with the detritus of exploded dreams and destroyed love as it passes through the holiest cultural sites of postwar twentieth century America the genius and drug pumped world of the Beats the protected inner sanctum of Graceland the darkest shadows of Camelot The lives and futures of Kerouac Sinatra Elvis and the Colonel and the Kennedys will all be touched by him yet perhaps none so deeply as the fragile sex goddess who will always be his greatest burden and true soul mate a dazzling and tragically lost phenomenon named Marilyn as he RebelAn Imagined Life of James PDF/EPUB ² moves relentlessly toward an astonishing destiny that will reconfigure the worldIngeniously blending historical fact with brilliant invention The Rebel is a hip fast mesmerizing ride through the fifties and sixties an unforgettable road trip across a nation torn by bitter racial strife and violently divided by war with an American legend at the wheel.


9 thoughts on “The RebelAn Imagined Life of James Dean

  1. Liviu Szoke Liviu Szoke says:

    Chiar dacă e o biografie cu totul imaginară a lui James Dean Jack Dann imaginându și ce s ar fi întâmplat dacă tânărul actor n ar fi murit în accidentul de mașină autorul ne prezintă cu lux de amănunte dedesubturile vieții unor vedete hollywoodiene despre care mulți dintre noi știam prea puțin O carte remarcabil de bine documentată pe care am citit o cu mare plăcere în ciuda fontului ilizibil folosit la acea vreme de editura Millennium în colaborare cu editura Tritonic


  2. Bogdan Bogdan says:

    Cum nu sunt neaparat un mare fan al istoriilor alternative si cum destul de tarziu povestirile din volumul Constanta 1919 de Liviu Radu au reusit sa mi deschida un pic apetitul pentru asemenea lucrari romanul de fata a fost o surpriza placuta Tin si acum minte o discutie despre carte de la targul din toamna intre cel care a publicat cartea Horia Nicola Ursu si Michael Haulica In acel moment tema principala a dialogului o constituia interesului relativ scazut al vizitatorilor pentru acest roman al carui prim plan este furat de idolul unei generatii Cei drept o generatie demult apusa moartea celebrului actor survenita in urma unui accident rutier avand loc cu nu mai putin de 54 de ani in urma in anul 1955 Cam aceasta era si concluzia la care au ajuns si cei doi ca este destul de greu ca o asemenea carte sa atraga atentia atat timp cat generatiile de astazi nu cunosc de impactul pe care l a avut asupra acelor vremuri simbolul James Dean Drept dovada eu il confundam cu un alt actor Rusine mieCartea mi s a parut foarte reusita mai ales la capitolul pastrarii cronologiei evenimentelor din acele timpuri Trecand peste faptul ca James Dean nu mai moare in accidentul de masina mentionat anterior multe din evenimentele despre care se vorbeste in roman am reusit sa le identific pe wikipedia sau pe alte adrese web ca fiind adevarate suta la suta Doar ca acum printre protagonisti se strecoara si personalitatea intriganta a actorului James Dean Am fost curios daca legatura cu Marilyn Monroe a fost adevarat sau nu si se pare ca de fapt Jack Dann a introdus in scenariu acest mic artificiu pentru a mai complica un pic lucrurile Iar in ceea ce l priveste pe Elvis din moment ce a inceput sa prinda la public incepand cu anul 1954 e posibil ca cei doi sa nu se fi intalnit vreodata Eu nu am gasit informatii care sa mi confirme acest lucru insa se poate ca la fel cum in roman James Dean este idolatrizat la propriu de catre marele cantaret asa sa fi stat lucrurile si in realitateAm observat ca antipatia nascuta mai ales din spiritul de concurenta al actorului fata de o alta legenda a marelui ecran Paul Newman apare deseori la suprafata Iarasi nu am gasit fapte concrete doar ca dupa moartea sa unul dintre rolurile destinate lui James Dean a fost preluat de acesta din urma Este vorba despre rolul lui Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me despre care se spune ca ar fi fost si ultimul film in care ar mai fi jucat regretatul actor Ar fi urmat sa se dedice in totalitate regiei considerand ca a dat totul in filmele realizate si nemultumit de faptul ca era mereu intrerupt de regizori neexperimentati lucru ce i afecta interpretareaOrientarea sa sexuala este iarasi un subiect controversat In realitate ar fi avut si legaturi homosexuale insa in istoria alternativa desi exista cateva trimiteri apare ca un barbat marcat de o serie de personalitati feminine Mama sa care l a parasit in 1940 in urma unui cancer el avea 9 ani pe atunci se numara printre ele Marilyn Monroe in plan fictiv sau Pier Angeli si in realitate sunt alte doua femei care i au umplut viata scurta a actorului si i au marcat decisiv traseulDaca in prima parte a romanului se speculeaza asupra viitorului in actorie al starului si asupra relatiilor pe care acesta le ar fi putut dezvolta cu alte personalitati in cea de a doua acesta urca incet dar sigur si in hatisul vietii politice Sincer evenimentele din aceasta perioada si evolutia in aceste momente a actiunii nu au fost la fel de interesante ca si micile amanunte si detalii despre lumea filmului si viata actorilor acelei perioade prezenta in mai bine de trei sferturi de carte Este adevarat ca interactioneaza si cu destinele familiei Kennedy insa parca actiunea mai scade din intesitate si James Dean e mai stralucitor printre actori si lumea filmului decat in lumea intrigilor subtile si a promisiunilor electoraleJames Dean – o autobiografie alternativa mi s a parut a fi o radiografie reusita a anilor 50 60 cum spuneam cu o respectare fidela a unor evenimente introducerea lui James Dean in toiul acestor intamplari sau in situatii cu totul inedite constituind adevaratul deliciu al romanului Plus ca este interesant de vazut si de meditat asupra orgoliilor ce au stapanit lumea americana a filmului impactul si legaturile existente intre marile vedete si anturajul lor ziaristii de scandal si chiar impresarii acestora Si din punct de vedere uman ne sunt oferite o serie de lectii Banii si faima nu schimba intotdeauna in bine personalitatea individului desi multi alearga dupa ele ci dimpotriva amplifica unele excese si iesiri cu potentiale efecte dramatice Viata posibila a starului apare cititorului asemenea unui joc de lumini si umbre cu o alternanta frenetica intre adevar si minciuna intre putere si slabiciune intre dragoste si posesivitateO autobiografie surprinzatoare prin calitatea si acuratetea detaliilor si in acelasi timp un roman de istorie alternativa din care se pot descoperi o gramada de informatii si personaje cele din urma recunoscute ca au monopolizat vietile americanilor din acei ani tumultosihttpwwwcititorsfro20090427ja


  3. Pamela Pamela says:

    This novel was written by one of my closest long term friends but don't assume that writers necessarily like books written by their friends Often the opposite is the case especially if you're feeling competitive The Rebel a fictional alternative history that offers rich insights into the America of the 1950s and 1960s and its tangled web of politics celebrity and money begins with one assumption What if the actor James Dean had survived the car crash that killed him in 1955? The novel goes on to answer that uestion with a cast that includes such iconic figures as Dean himself Elvis Presley Marilyn Monroe John F Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy among many others Also featured is the director Nicholas Ray who directed Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and who turned up at Jack's and my alma mater in the early 1970s to teach film The conclusion of The Rebel will cut at the heart of anybody who lived through the assassination of Bobby Kennedy in 1968 and still thinks of what might have beenAlso recommended is Jack's new story collection Promised Land which is out from the small British publisher PS Publishing and which I'm reading now This collection includes stories about many of the people in The Rebel and you can find out about it here


  4. Jess Walsh Jess Walsh says:

    AMAZING I judged this book by its cover when I bought it and I am so glad I did I love James Dean And this story is so uniue so beautifully tragic when you think about the potential that we could have seen from James Do yourselves a favor It's truly amazing and I think it would make an amazing film


  5. Damian Orona Damian Orona says:

    I have always been a fan of 'what if' scenarios In this novel we follow James Dean post the fatal car accident except he survived it and continues his career It was very interesting to see an icon as a fictional character living out a foray in to politics working closely with the Kennedys The entertainment value enough is enough to read


  6. Linda Keiles Linda Keiles says:

    An alternative history novel that looks at what might have been had James Dean survived his 1955 car crash Insightful descriptive and mesmerizinga look at how each person's life has a profound effect on others Couldn't put it down


  7. Inky Inky says:

    I've read it maybe 8 years ago and I didn't uite like it as much as I thought I would I will try to re read it though because most people seem to like it a lot and I want to see if my opinion about this book will change


  8. Estelle Estelle says:

    An interesting alternate history taking as its turning point James Dean's fatal car crash and supposing that he survived Page turning but the very number of famous characters can be distracting


  9. Matthew Kelley Matthew Kelley says:

    An interesting What If? proposing a life if James Dean had survived and continued to influence a generation A very compelling and interesting adventure


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