James Dean once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” This week on Arts & Seizures, host Mike Edison is talking the King of Cool and wrestling with author Keith Elliot Greenberg (“Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: James Dean’s Final Hours”) and former professional wrestling commentator Dante Jayce. Linking James Dean’s revered method acting skills with that of certain wrestlers, conversation delves into Hulk Hogan and his infamous sex tape. After the break, the guys circle back to James Dean’s last moments and why his legacy lives on. This program was brought to you by Roberta’s.
“There’s something about James Dean that gives you the impression that it’s really him you’re watching, not the character he’s playing.” [22:00]
“He was defining cool on the fly.” [23:35]
–Keith Elliot Greenberg