James Dean and the Perpetual Post-Mortem

I’m working through some material regarding the fixation on James Dean, his death, and the speculation as to what “could have/would have been” had he and Donald Turnipseed not collided on that California road September 30, 1955.  I will add more analysis in time, but for now I’d just like to post two of the more interesting audiovisual texts to engage with this issue.  The first is an advertisement produced by the King James Agency for Allan Gray, a South African-based investment firm.   It is titled “Legend.”

The second comes from Parker Ellerman.  It is titled “Two Friendly Ghosts.”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/34829923″>Two Friendly Ghosts</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/parkerellerman”>Parker Ellerman</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>