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Rebel Without a Cause [VHS] (1955)
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Director Nicholas Ray's classic drama about juvenile delinquents starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. The storyline takes place over a 24-hour period and follows Jim Stark (Dean), a restless teenager always in trouble with the law. His mother smothers him, while his father is weak and ineffectual and the family has only recently moved to Los Angeles to try and save Jim from a life of crime. However, when Jim is picked up for being drunk and disorderly he notices Judy (Wood) at the police station and determines to ask her on a date at high school the next day. This leads him into conflict with Judy's boyfriend, Buzz (Corey Allen). He is determined to prove himself with his new-found 'friends' by taking part in switchblade fights and a 'chickie' game where cars race to the edge of a seaside cliff. The film was nominated for three Oscars, including nods for Wood and Mineo.
When people think of James Dean, they probably think first of the troubled teen from Rebel Without a Cause: nervous, volatile, soulful, a kid lost in a world that does not understand him. Made between his only other starring roles, in East of Eden and Giant, Rebel sums up the jangly, alienated image of Dean, but also happens to be one of the key films of the 1950s. Director Nicholas Ray takes a strikingly sympathetic look at the teenagers standing outside the white-picket-fence '50s dream of America: juvenile delinquent (that's what they called them then) Jim Stark (Dean), fast girl Judy (Natalie Wood), lost boy Plato (Sal Mineo), slick hot-rodder Buzz (Corey Allen). At the time, it was unusual for a movie to endorse the point of view of teenagers, but Ray and screenwriter Stewart Stern captured the youthful angst that was erupting at the same time in rock & roll. Dean is heartbreaking, following the method acting style of Marlon Brando but staking out a nakedly emotional honesty of his own. Going too fast, in every way, he was killed in a car crash on September 30, 1955, a month before Rebel opened. He was no longer an actor, but an icon, and Rebel is a lasting monument. --Robert Horton, Amazon.comSee all Product description
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on 12 June 2017
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The DVD came in excellent condition. I highly recommend to any James Dean, Sal Mineo or Natalie Wood fan to get this. The product comes with interviews with the cast which is always a nice surprise and the movie is nostalgic and as excellent as you will remember. If you haven't seen it you must watch it! Just do yourself a favor and buy this DVD!
on 14 September 2016
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these used dvd and cds look like new bargain will never pay full whack for movies or music again.thanks music maggie.great film dean at his best happy.
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Obviously dated by today's standards, still one of the greats.