Life (DVD)

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Robert Pattinson and Dane Dehaan star in the biographical drama about a struggling photographer who is assigned to work with the rising Hollywood star James Dean. The story follows Magnum Photos Agency photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) on his assignment to profile the relatively unknown actor James Dean (DeHaan) prior to the release of his film 'East of Eden' (1955). As Stock compiles his photo essay, a bond develops between the photographer and his subject while they travel together from L.A. to New York and to Dean's home state of Indiana. Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton and Alessandra Mastronardi also star.

Product Details

Barcode
9317731118548
Department
Movies & TV
Released
17 Dec 2015
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region A, Region B, Region C
Language
Arabic, Dutch, Spanish (Castilian), French, English
Studio
Transmission
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
107 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Life
Release Year
2015
Running Time
111 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / Actors / Biographical / Friendships / Photographers
Ratings
IMDb
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
65% 47%
Metacritic
59
Synopsis
Anton Corbijn (CONTROL) helms this intimate behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoot and friendship between rising star James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), which yielded the iconic images that appeared in LIFE magazine in 1955. When Stock meets Dean he knows there is something special about the shy young man and convinces his editor to allow him to shoot him for a spread that will coincide with the release of Dean's EAST OF EDEN. The images of the 24 year-old were some of his last, as Dean died tragically a few months later. Cast includes Joel Edgerton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stella Schnabel and Ben Kingsley.
Poster
Poster for Life
Cast & Crew
Director
Anton Corbijn
Star
Dane DeHaan / Joel Edgerton / Lauren Gallagher / Ben Kingsley / Robert Pattinson
Co-Star
Salvatore Argante / John Blackwood / Jason Blicker / Allison Brennan / Kristian Bruun / Adam Cabral / Jessica Clement / Anton Corbijn / Eve Crawford / Steve Cumyn / Julian DeZotti / Rebecca Eady / Mark James Fernandes / Jack Fulton / Barbara Gordon / Kirsten Hager / Phillip Maurice Hayes / Emily Hurson / Dwight Ireland / Stephen Joffe / Kasey Lea / Drew Leger / Peter Lucas / Alessandra Mastronardi / Kelly J. McCreary / Stuart McLean / Gerry Mendicino / David Ross Paterson / Emma Pedersen / Kendal Rae / Nicholas Rice / Jake January Rinaldi / Renato Rizzuti / Jessica Rose / Stella Schnabel / Jimi Shlag / Paulette Sinclair / Caitlin Stewart / David Talbot / Michael Therriault / Andy Trithardt / Sara Waisglass / Ron White
Screenwriter
Luke Davies
Composer
Owen Pallett
Director of Photography
Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Assistant Director
Jack Boem
Set Decorator
Patricia Cuccia
Makeup
Jo-Ann MacNeil / Donald J. Mowat
Post-Production Supervisor
Rebekka Garrido
Production Manager/UPM
Melissa Girotti
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[C]inematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen makes masterful use of muted light and deep shadow, burning in Corbijn’s images of a rumpled actor trying to shrink away from his stalker’s remorseless lens."
Noel Murray (3 Dec 2015, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "Smart move by Pattinson. It’s further evidence he’s a legitimate actor with a bright future, and the willingness to sublimate ego in favor of craft."
Richard Roeper (3 Dec 2015, )
Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "[It's] diverting as a portrait of the nascent celebrity industry, with fine performances from Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson."
Nev Pierce (18 Sep 2015, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "Corbijn, as has been his custom in directing features, goes for mood and feel rather than narrative momentum..."
Glenn Kenny (4 Dec 2015, )