It's not really like the book, simplified, but the point is there. Good movie.
almost 4 years
Would be good if it wasn't called East of Eden. Terrible adaptation of the book
almost 6 years
James Dean was a babe- the film was also good.
Direction is decades ahead of its time and James Dean is hypnotic
Doesn't come anywhere near the full plot of the book but gets close to the feel of it
East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. It is about a wayward young man who, while seeking his own identity, vies for the affection of his deeply religious father against his favored brother, thus retelling the story of Cain and Abel.
The film stars Julie Harris, James Dean (in his first major screen role), and Raymond Massey. It also features Burl Ives, Richard Davalos and Jo Van Fleet, and was adapted by Paul Osborn and John Steinbeck.
Although set in early twentieth century Monterey, California, much of the film was actually shot on location in Mendocino, California. Some scenes were filmed in the Salinas Valley.
Of the three films in which James Dean played the male lead, this is the only one to have been released during his lifetime.
The story is set in 1917, during World War I, in the central California coastal towns of Monterey and Salinas. Cal (James Dean) and Aron (Richard...