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by Jean Graton,Philippe Defechereux

eBook James Dean: The Untold Story of a Passion for Speed epub
  • ISBN: 0965138046
  • Author: Jean Graton,Philippe Defechereux
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mediavision Inc (March 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 52 pages
  • ePUB size: 1259 kb
  • FB2 size 1817 kb
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Book by Defechereux, Philippe, Graton, Jean. Part biography, part graphic novel, The Untold Story of a Passion for Speed is a unique look at one of America's cultural icons, Hollywood legend James Dean.

Book by Defechereux, Philippe, Graton, Jean. Illustrated by Belgian artist Jean Graton, the comic book sequences bear more than a striking resemblance to his Michael Valliant series. Many previously unpublished photographs, including crash scene images, are reproduced here. Additionally, an effort is made to reconstruct the fatal accident.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. James Dean: The Untold Story of a Passion for Speed. by. Philippe Defechereux, Jean Graton. ISBN13:9780965138048. Release Date:June 1996.

In specific details the Philippe Defechereux has reconstructed his ephemeral journey on earth and finally the tragic accident that took his life at a very prime age. Thru that JD was perceived at a new angle. Not a reckless driver who exposed his own life to danger but an unfortunate victim caught in a twist of fate. He even flagged a warning to careless driver a few weeks before his death. The talented artwork of illustrator Jean Graton has enhanced the.

Philippe Defechereux. From Passion for Speed to Immortality focuses on the iconic actor's aspirations to be a world class racing driver. Nearly thirty biographies of him been written, but none has investigated his passion for car racing, how much it was an integral part of his life, and how it affected him in so many important ways. This book reprises the basic facts of James Dean's life, illustrated with superb photographs of the celebrities he acted and mingled with, but also documents his obsession with racing and speed.

Find nearly any book by Philippe Defechereux. by Philippe Defechereux, Jean Graton. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780965138048 (978-651380-4-8) Softcover, Mediavision Inc, 1997. James Dean: The Untold Story of a Passion for Speed: ISBN 9780965138048 (978-651380-4-8) Softcover, Mediavision Inc, 1997. Watkins Glen 1948-1952: The Definitive Illustrated History.

Continue reading the main story James Dean was a supremely gifted actor, but for half a century he has .

Continue reading the main story. James Dean From Passion for Speed to Immortality By Philippe Defechereux 132 pages. Dalton Watson Fine Books. As a result, he is eternally associated with a car: the silver Porsche 550 Spyder he was driving on Sept. Philippe Defechereux, unsatisfied with the attention paid to automobiles in past biographies, makes his book's focus Dean's love of racing and the vehicles in his life, all the way back to an Indiana childhood friend's 1934 Plymouth. Sadly, the book is a major disappointment.

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The Untold Story of James Dean. He had a passion for poetry and his favourite book was The Little Prince. The book is immortalised on his tombstone with his favourite quote: What is essential is invisible to the ey. It’s a little known fact James Dean, the all American ‘rebel’ and international symbol of a Hollywood life cut short, was a talented writer. Dean’s writing wasn’t visible to the eyes of the public, so here’s a look at that story - not of the actor but of the writer. What is essential is invisible to the ey. – The Little Prince, James Dean’s favourite book.

Book by Defechereux, Philippe, Graton, Jean
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Karon
Part biography, part graphic novel, The Untold Story of a Passion for Speed is a unique look at one of America's cultural icons, Hollywood legend James Dean. Illustrated by Belgian artist Jean Graton, the comic book sequences bear more than a striking resemblance to his Michael Valliant series. Many previously unpublished photographs, including crash scene images, are reproduced here. Additionally, an effort is made to reconstruct the fatal accident.

More than anything, this is an homage to a young man who died too soon. Dean had just finished filming Giant. Rebel Without A Cause was to be released nationwide the very next week. He had his whole life ahead of him, though some may argue that no accomplishments could have illuminated his star the way dying did.

James Dean was not primarily responsible for the fatal accident, in my opinion, but he could have avoided it. It is often said that time slows down in a car crash. Problem is, reflexes slow down, too. He should have simply braked early. Instead, having much recent success in amateur races that spring and summer--indeed, he was on his way to a race in Salinas when he was killed--Dean reacted with the assumption that the other driver would respond correctly. The other driver didn't, and Dean's brand-new Porsche 550 Spyder was crumpled by the impact and subsequent cartwheeling.

The infamous PSA--"The life you save could be mine!"--was fimed just two weeks before his death and aired posthumously, and must therefore rank as the epitome of irony. I believe James Dean was an excellent driver. I also believe he was speeding. In a new race car, who wouldn't? He had already received a speeding ticket earlier that day. It is likely the car's low profile and silver color made it less visible to the other driver. It's a wonder accidents don't happen more often. Like Jimmy himself says about other drivers in the commercial, "no one knows what they're doing half the time."

Published by Mediavision Publications in 1996, the same year as their The Mystery Driver adaptation, this is a high quality paperback. I called The Mystery Driver "an intoxicating blend of international intrigue and exhaust fumes." This James Dean retrospective hits a more somber note.

The biography seems written for middle or high school readers, the audience most likely to be fantasizing about racing their own cars some day. Some typos are unfortunate but insignificant.

Also watch the documentary, The Stuff of Legend: James Dean's Final Ride (Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society)
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Usishele
The untold story,a passion for speed has revealed for the very first time striking images of a legend that never fades away. In specific details the philippe defechereux has reconstructed his ephemeral journey on earth and finally the tragic accident that took his life at a very prime age. Thru that JD was perceived at a new angle. Not a reckless driver who exposed his own life to danger but an unfortunate victim caught in a twist of fate. He even flagged a warning to careless driver a few weeks before his death. The talented artwork of illustrator JeanGraton has enhanced the image of an idol who has captured the world's heart and deep regret lingers. This book is perfect for a tribute to a beloved idol whose legend stays immortal
Washington
I liked this book much more than Defechereux's coffee table Dean book, From Passion for Speed to Immortality. However, I think I'd need to be more of an expert on Dean's racing exploits to better critique such a book. What I do know about that aspect makes this little book pretty accurate, as far as I can tell, and informative. All of the artwork, the various cars, racing sequences, other people in the story etc are exceptionally well rendered with one exception: most of the drawings of Jimmy himself come off looking like Jean Claude Van Dame, not James Dean. The story of the final day and the accident is very vivid and clear as to what happened and why. The excellent drawings, at least for me, provided better insight and understanding of how events/individuals moved and transpired. Several actual photos of Dean, seperate from the comic book-style story, were new to me, like the rare shot of Jimmy attending a Japanese kendo match with Bill Bast and a lady friend, the night before his death. The author's reverance for Dean photographer Sanford Roth, and fellow Dean enthusiast and Japanese business man, Sieta Ohnishi is obvious and appreciated.I only wish someone else could've rendered James Dean's face in the animated story section...., then it'd be a great little book. However, as it is, it's definitely worth having in one's Dean collection.

Paul Waters
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