The opening of rebel without a cause introduces three upper middle class rebellious teens, jim, judy, and plato, and their respective troubled family relationships the scenes that follow depict these teens as they try to fit in with their peers and find the love they so desperately need from their families. In rebel without a cause, various camera techniques, particularly wide-angle shots, deep focus shots, and varying shot scales convey the raw emotion of the teenagers the very first scene exemplifies ray's use of stylistic camera work with a wide-angle shot of jim. Watching rebel without a cause in 2005 reveals a great truth about art: even though nothing has changed in the production (unlike live performances that can never be recreated—at best captured on tape or disc), the world around it has, yielding rich new meaning to a film that everyone knows.
Holden caulfield, from the catcher in the rye, and jim stark, from the film rebel without a cause, are both teenage protagonist characters in the 1950'sthe two can relate as both of them struggle with transitions from childhood innocence to adulthood and their paradoxical way of living, but how they deal with their honor is the key that differentiates their stories. Jim (james dean) conning his parents (ann doran, jim backus) then off for the first day of school, meeting judy (natalie wood) whom he's seen at the police station, in nicholas ray's rebel without. Rebel without a cause is a 1955 drama directed by nicholas ray the protagonist of the film, a 17 year old teenager named jim stark (played by james dean), is described in the title of the film.
Rebel without a cause questions and answers the question and answer section for rebel without a cause is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. I didn't have an inkling of what rebel without a cause was about, but the name sounded familiar in an i've probably heard it referenced on a tv show kind of way. Believe it or not i had never seen rebel without a cause before, so i watched it today for the first time it was a good movie and i can see why it is a classic it was a good movie and i can see why it is a classic.
Rebel without a cause exemplifies the incompetence of jim's parents to act as responsible adults, and their unwillingness to help their child become an adult in the police station at the beginning of the movie. The tarot card is reminiscent of the scene in rebel without a cause, when jim and buzz are standing at the edge of the cliff through extreme recklessness, buzz, fly's off the edge and plummets to his death. Not surprisingly, the landmark rebel without a cause was chosen as one of the all-time top 100 american films by the american film institutenatalie wood and sal mineo received academy award.
The fact that jim stark - considered a rebel, mind you - put together such a nice outfit for his first day at a new school just helps illustrate how low standards of men's style have fallen since the 1950s. Also in 1955, he appeared in rebel without a cause starring james dean, natalie wood, and sal mineo platt returned to broadway in 1958 with the musical oh, captain , playing a romantic role in 1959, he played cary grant 's attorney in north by northwest. Style in film: james dean in rebel without a cause classic blue jeans, white t-shirt and the red windbreaker: the image that cemented james dean's image as cool rebel he was the one who, with rebel without a cause (1955), gave the rebellious teenager an identity.
Here, the jacket's collar is turned up on one side and down on the other the contradictory poses emphasize jim's dual identities up to this point in the film turned up, the collar represents defiance turned down, it signifies vulnerability the setting of this scene plays as important a role in developing jim's identity as his jacket does. Rebel without a cause is a drama and a tragedy what tragic flaw (a characteristic a hero possesses) does jim possess that gets him into trouble with others at his school he is afraid of being called chicken. James dean in 1955's rebel without a cause the 1950s were a very cool time, i only wish i could have experienced them for myself it is a time in american pop culture that is highly idealized for it's music, fashion, style and culture.
Rebel without a cause does one thing perfectly: nailing the underlying 50's anxiety the scared little kid of 1948's pitfall , the one who has nightmares over vague ideas of family discord and an unstable world, is now in high school. The younger generation could identify with the main protagonist of rebel without a cause, jim stark, because james dean's (actor) characterization of america's youth this characterization of dean's character influenced the exploding culture surrounding america's youth in a time of global conflict.
Fathom events, turner classic movies and warner bros entertainment are bringing rebel without a cause to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event and includes specially produced commentary from turner classic movies. Youth rebellion was a white-hot topic in 1955 when rebel without a cause hit american theaters, and warner bros was only trying to capitalize on the agitated adolescent image that had been promoted in recent years by smaller studios in ﬁlms such as city across the river (1949) and teenage devil dolls (1952), as well as james dean's. Synopsis: fathom events, turner classic movies and warner bros entertainment are bringing rebel without a cause to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event and includes specially produced commentary from turner classic movies.