A Different Kind of Documentary
December 30, 2011 9:32 AM   Subscribe

The James Dean Story Directed by Robert Altman, Starring James Dean two years after his death "by means of a new technique... dynamic exploration of the still photograph".
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posted by nathancaswell at 9:48 AM on December 30, 2011

Zombie without a cause?
posted by yoink at 9:58 AM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by pracowity at 10:31 AM on December 30, 2011

Mmm. I like the phrase "dynamic exploration."
posted by tapesonthefloor at 10:55 AM on December 30, 2011

I always thought it as a speeding Porsche that killed James Dean, not a still photograph.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 11:09 AM on December 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

It must have taken a lot of still photographs to put those motion sequences together.
posted by rhizome at 11:14 AM on December 30, 2011

His zooms, pans and fades are so choppy. Hadn't he seen any Ken Burns?
posted by Danf at 11:35 AM on December 30, 2011

I started viewing this, and then the daily 3pm post-lunch bloodsugar crash made it unwatchable. The audio is so lo-fi and soothing...

Actually, I got really excited thinking that Dynamic Exploration was some proto version of the 2.5D zoom technique used in The Kid Stays In The Picture and Riding Giants. Oh well.
posted by hanoixan at 12:50 PM on December 30, 2011

Lew Bracker is the cousin of Leonard Rosenman's first wife, who lived around the block from me where I grew up.
posted by brujita at 1:14 PM on December 30, 2011

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