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Screen Test # 6 (Australiana) AKA James Dean Jesus

John A. Douglas

John A Douglas - James Dean Jesus (excerpt) 2007.

"I took this even further with my final Screen Test, which is almost completely removed from James Dean's performance in Giant, and instead gives only impression of the film, relocated in the outback. Screen Test #6 (James Dean Jesus) builds on the aesthetic elements of that Giant rather than any specific scene, drawing on elements like the molasses representing oil, cattle, the car crash after the film and the death of James Dean, etc. The performance was based around the iconic shots of James Dean on the Giant set where his body forms the shape of a crucifix, and also drew on the wooden ruins Little Reatta which still satnd on the Marfa Plains. I was lucky enough to find a similar structure on the Hay Plains in NSW."

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