AHAAHAHAH SO BAD
It's a classic film with an iconic performance, I want to like it I really do, I just can't. There is no doubt this film is a product of it's time. The growing middle class was booming and it's adolescent children were having "me" problems. It's what today is called rich kid's being spoiled and complaining. There is also no doubt that even well off kids have issues with parents, other peers or just problems of their own psychologically. This…
I don't feel this film lives up to the legend of it's cast. Might need a rewatch.
Se siente que la cinta vive mas en la sombra de su protagonista que siendo un complemento efectivo para su actuacion.
"You're tearing me apart! You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again."
James Dean shouts these words in an anguished howl that seems to owe more to acting class than to his character, the rebellious and causeless Jim Stark in "Rebel Without a Cause." Because he died in a car crash a month before the movie opened in 1955, the performance took on an eerie kind of fame: It was the posthumous complaint of an actor…
Been 18 years since I last saw this on the big screen and I can't get over how it never loses its power. Stunningly composed - especially the strange angles on the stairs in Dean's home, and the climax at the Observatory. According to the BFI's programme notes, the washed out colour is a fault of the poor Warner Colour process, but it somehow captures the dusty bleached atmosphere of Griffith Park and LA. And given they had to dye the jeans black to make them look blue, I wonder what colour Dean's popping red jacket really was.
Outstanding, near masterful film about a restlessly rebellious youth played by James Dean-who combines the temper of Marlon Brando, the charm of Paul Newman, and tenacity of Malcolm McDowell.
Beyond Dean's performance, the film is told with stellar cinematic style. Showcasing the timeless theme of the generational gap between parents and teenagers to be a problem that really hasn't changed that much since the 50's.
While the film may feel a tad dated, it seems bizarrely relevant to modern issues:…
How James Dean got nominated for East of Eden instead of this, I'll never know. It's truly one of the great performances.
Luckily, it's not a case of an actor elevating a work; indeed, he doesn't even steal the movie. Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo are just as good. The film itself is a blisteringly powerful melodrama; Ray is almost like Sirk played straight. That moment with Dean trapped between his parents, as the camera violently shifts back and forth,…
This is the grandfather of all great teen films, unapologetic in wearing its melodramatic, self-absorbed heart on its sleeve. The angst is so palpable, it’s practically a character in the movie. What sets it apart from earlier (terrible) youth films boils down to one thing: James Dean. He is as committed to his role as any actor I’ve ever seen, and he is truly a force of nature in it. The rest of the cast is great, too, but they’re…
Confusion is sex.
Overriding feeling whilst watching this was essentially: "Damn James Dean is charismatic".
But seriously I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this coming of age tale as I was worried it's plot might have dated slightly. It hadn't and although it is slightly predictable by today's standards Dean's amazing magnetic performance and the films eventual conclusion saved this from being anything but dated or generic.
Considering this was my first Dean film I'm really looking forward to seeing some of his other performances as he really did blow me away.
I had the pleasure of seeing a 35mm print of Rebel Without a Cause on a large screen. Although I was somewhat aware of what to expect regarding its presentation of teen angst if only by cultural osmosis (this being such a landmark, widely discussed film), what lasts most with me is the beauty of its images. The planetarium scene memorably diminishes the teenager’s perils whilst visually demonstrating the growth potential afforded to all of them, however in its return…
"Μακάρι να είχα μια μέρα που να μην ένιωθα μπερδεμένος...
Και να μην ένιωθα ντροπή για όλα...
Αν ένιωθα ότι ανήκω κάπου...Τότε θα..
- "Τζιμ, θα μου κάνεις μια χάρη;
Αν αρχίζεις πάλι να βράζεις, θα έρθεις να με δεις πριν μπλέξεις;
Αν θέλεις απλώς να μιλήσεις, έλα να ξεσπάσεις σε εμένα.
Είναι πιο εύκολο από το να μιλάς στους γονείς σου.
Οτι ώρα και να 'ναι, νύχτα ή μέρα.
Κάπως έτσι ξεκινάει η ταινία, σε ένα τοπικό Αστυνομικό Τμήμα,…