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Dean




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English Title: Dean
Japanese Title: ディーン
Romanized Title: Diin

Troupe: Star
Year: 1998
Performances: Bow Hall, 4/25 - 5/10; Nippon Seinenkan Hall, 8/25 - 9/2

Based On: The Life of James Dean
Original Author: John Howlett
Original Composer: Robert Campbell
Adaptor/Director:Okada Keiji
Director: Nakamura Satoru
Composer: Yoshizaki Kenji
Choreographer: Hayama Kiyomi
Translator: Okada Shou

Available on DVD: VHS only

Cast

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James Byron DeanEmao Yuu
Pier Angeli (Dean's only true love)Hisato Rie
Elisabeth Taylor (Giant co-star)Akisono Mio
Natalie Wood (Rebels Without a Cause co-star)Miya Erika
Hedda Hopper (Hollywood journalist)Mari Yuzumi
Ben (publicity man)Asamiya Mayu
Elia Kazan (East of Eden director)Itsuki Chihiro
Nicholas Ray (Rebels Without a Cause director)Ban Akira
George Stevens (Giant director)Chitose Manabu
Moses (one who understands Dean well)Aoi Miya
Eileen (same)Shinobu Murasaki
Pat (camera man)Oohiro Ayumu
Mama Angeli (Pier Angeli's mother)Shouno Saki
Vic Damone (marries Pier)Suzumi Shio
Platt (Rebel Without a Cause co-star)Riri Seira


Other Cast: Hanasaki Rika, Miki Chigusa, Ayase Saki, Minase Ao, Kazu Yuuto, Hatsuki Kanade, Yumesaki Minori, Marino Yui, Mine Keito, Hoshikaze Erena, Aozora Yahiro, Koto Marie, Takuma Saki, Haoto Rino

Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


The life of James Dean from the time he moved out to Hollywood and began his screen career, until his death. Focus on the directors and cast of his three films, as well as the love of his life. First Dean is a New York City stage actor, chosen to go to Hollywood to star in the film East of Eden. His role as Cal parallels his relationship with his own father, and Dean empathizes with the role strongly. Cue angst. Dean's manager tries to convince the entertainment writer, Hedda Hopper, to help give Dean good press to make him a star, but Dean's sullen nature and unwillingness to bow and scrape got them off to a bad start and she leaves in a huff. Nevertheless, the film is a huge success. Meanwhile, Dean has met another actress, Pier Angeli, and fallen completely in love with her. Her mother disapproves of their affair, because Dean is not a Catholic, and convinces Pier to marry Vic Damone instead.

After this Dean decides to take a break from film, but director Nicholas Ray convinces him to return to LA to work on Rebel Without a Cause. After that, his last film is the western, Giant. Shortly after they finish filming the movie, the fatal crash occurs.

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