A documentary of its time, which I suppose excuses it somewhat. I found the film a little absurd with its imposed philosophies of Dean's search for his face/real/inner self. I also felt that the limited amount of footage of Dean himself made it quite disappointing. However, it was nice to follow the storyline of his short acting career.
Interesting but somewhat hackneyed in its narration documentary made shortly after Dean's premature death. Good when concentrating on the facts yet silly when its attempts something a little more philosophical. It's technique is mostly still photographs; novel at the time of making.