Rebel Without a Cause [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Every minute of this film has become beloved by its fans, thanks to Dean, who owned the screen in his famous white tee shirt, red jacket, and jeans. 50s teens thought Dean spoke for them and they idolized him. He still deserves his icon status, because of the unforgettable character he created. When he cried to his parents, "You're tearing me apart!" you believed it was real. He was the epitome of the cool rebel.
Almost fifty years later, the character created by James Dean still rings true. They say a thing of beauty is a joy forever. That applies both to James Dean and this movie. A must-see classic film.
From start to finish, the film is flawless in its depiction of confusion and insecurity. More importantly, it provides some answers as to why teenagers suffered these symptoms, and the cost of making choices for the benefit of others, only to realise that you will always lose and never gain. For me, the best scene in the film see's Jim and Judy lying on a bed in the abandoned Mansion. Judy asks what Jim thinks a girl looks for in a guy. While he suggests "a man", she corrects him buy saying all they want is someone sincere and gentle. This is such a fantastic observation on the confusion as to what it takes to be accepted by the other sex, and the requirements each felt were needed in order to be liked.
Given that this was released in 1955, Rebel was a truly ambitious feat in that centered from the teenagers point of view with a brutal nature rather than looking down on them as 'juvenile delinquents'. What's more, it makes the viewer sympathetic for the main characters - Jim, Judy and Plato, without once stopping to understand why. The film is more ever more important now for learning that while the 'teenager' has changed at face value since the films release, they still remain the same, insecure person inside.
Dean's performance is utterly captivating, not forgetting great supporting roles from Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. The plot and script are perfect, and feature so many memorable scenes and locations- the knife fight, the 'chickee run', the abandoned house, and the final sequence to name just a few.
a film i can relate to and never get tired of viewing, Rebel without a cause remains one of my favourite films.. sheer quality.
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