Thanks for having me here today, Rachel. I wanted to pay tribute to a legendary bad boy known for his passion. Intrigued? Good, because I want to hear from readers out there.
I remember him larger than life and so full of passion I couldn’t take my eyes from the television. His name was James Dean and the movie was Rebel Without A Cause. I have watched that movie so many times that I can recite lines perfectly. Yes, I’m fun to watch movies with. I’m only irritating when it’s a silent movie and I’m putting in lines, but I digress.
James Dean passed away, September 30th 1955, way before I was even born, yet his legend lives on due to the incredibly passionate way he portrayed characters. The outbursts and struggles he displayed in Rebel Without A Cause made you long to be co-star, Natalie Wood, just for a taste of the emotions he unleashed.
How many times do we fall in love with the tormented hero in romances, because we can feel their passionate struggles right through the pages. We long to be that special heroine wrapped in the hero’s ardent embrace. I always try to remember that display of emotion when writing my characters, hopefully capturing some of that great expression in every scene.
The movie heroes I loved later consisted of pirates where I fell in love with Tyrone Power in the Black Swan and bikers like Marlon Brando portrayed in The Wild Ones, but I’ll never forget my first taste of passion thanks to movie icon, James Dean.
What movie star stirs your passions?
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Great post, Mary - I have a confession to make....I have never seen Rebel Without A Cause! Yes, I am ducking as you throw a plate at me, LOL! But I am going to fix that this weekend, promise - it's about time, don't you think?
Come on everyone! This is a great chance to get us all talking,,,