James Dean

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As any movie fan can tell you, correct casting is vital to a movie’s success. This is especially true when a film is being adapted from an existing property, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved stage musical Oklahoma! Actually, the rigorous matching of the correct person to each job began with picking the director who would steer the film version. The choice of Fred Zinnemann was unconventional because he had no prior experience directing a musical, and instead was known for dramatic fare such as High Noon (1952) and From Here to Eternity (1953). Zinnemann did want to be a musician...
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