East of Eden

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1955. Striking vintage reference photograph from the 1955 film, showing James Dean, Raymond Massey, and Julie Harris in a mournful moment.

Based on the 1952 novel by John Steinbeck, about two brothers who struggle for the attentions and favor of their deeply religious, emotionally troubled father.

Winner of Best Dramatic Film at Cannes, and nominated for the Palme d'Or. Actress Jo Van Fleet would go on to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and the film was nominated for three more Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the first ever posthumous acting nomination in Academy history, for James Dean's lead performance.

Set and shot on location in Monterey and Salinas, California.

10 x 8 inches. About Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Scorsese, A Personal Journey Through American Movies.


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