Disappointing new film from director Anton Corbijn (Control, A Most Wanted Man) that attempts to tell the tale of the famous photos from Life magazine taken by Dennis Stock of James Dean. The main issue is the under written script and how every actor pales next to Dane DeHaan, who is perfectly cast as the iconic Dean, especially poor Pattinson who never seems to get to the soul of this character. Dry and uninvolving.
Author of a dull and highly praised biography of Ian Curtis, this photographer shows, if confirmation were needed, that about cinema he keeps a sense of placid and correct composition, without any possibility of a disturbing or instinctive element, which, in some ways, match his photographer's work: still (dead) images. A caricature of cinema extended to the protagonists, ingloriously striving.