Stock's selling point to James Dean (Dehaan) is that he can make him a star by publishing a photo essay of him in Life Magazine and this ploy doesn't really interest James Dean at all because that is not what he wants. This biographical drama teaches us that friendship is a sweet responsibility, not a great opportunity.
The logline on Netflix states:
"As he shoots pictures that would become iconic in "Life" magazine, photographer Dennis Stock forms a surprising bond with rising star James Dean."
This is a beautiful film about friendship. Just because you have a chance to become friends with a movie star doesn't mean that it is a great opportunity because this is complete and utterly incorrect. Having a friend is a responsibility and if we honor that ideology by nurturing, loving and caring for them then we will begin to blossom in our lives in the way that we ought to be growing as human beings, not in the way that we intend our lives to progress.
Do you remember as a child when you would run up to another kid and play on the playground or color with someone else and you would become best friends with him or her? Try doing that tomorrow. Not color or go to a playground but make a new friend. This article is dedicated to the ten friends that have made my life a lot easier just by being a good friend to me.
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Thank's to all y'all.