This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This movie is pretty much perfect on every level. This will be maybe my firs true breakdown of the elements of a great movie and how well they all worked. Breakdown stolen from Alex Gidley (forgive me sire)
Despite being such an old film, the writing is still impeccable and you can see how and why this movie and it's dialogue have stood the test of time.
"You can wake up now, the universe has ended."…
This is a real good fucking film. Beautiful cinemascope, catapulted James Dean to stardom, inspired Godard's outlook on cinema's potential and led to Breathless.
"Stand up son. And I'll stand up with you. I'll be as strong as you want me to be."
I want to be James Dean not because he is a culture icon but because he is dead. pls kill me.
I really like this movie though, James Dean really was an incredible talent. I think it captures the essence of youth really well. It's a product of it's time but that's not a bad thing.
Still relevant and still powerful over fifty years later.
James Dean is the still the epitome of teenage rebellion and stand for all those that are young and misunderstood.
Clásico de clásicos. James inmortalizando la juventud, belleza y talento.
Wunderbar tribute to Stewart Stern. I cried.
James Dean, what a heartthrob! This is his quintessential film that cemented his legendary status and rebellious image, as the title suggests.
Like Nicholas Ray's previous movie (Johnny Guitar), this influential, beloved misunderstood-youth classic is essentially a Freudian western, with switchblades replacing six-guns. Jim Stark (James Dean), the loner whose parents have have to move from town to town because he keeps getting in trouble, is like a weary gunslinger who just wants someplace peaceful to hitch his horse. But he can't, because "outlaws" persist in challenging him. (Significantly, the law is no help.) Jim's father (Jim Backus) is a milksop, his…
Best movie tbh, james dean is so beautiful
Jim Stark: "You're tearing me apart!"
Jim's Mother: "What?"
Jim Stark: "You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again".
The story is about a teenager who leaves his old home town to start a new continues to rebel against the rules and conformities while falling in love with someone unlike him.
Since I'm a movie reviewer and in my past reviews I reviewed old classic movies just to add it to the watch collection. But I…
The year is 1955. Economic prosperity has hit the US and the idea of the American dream is in full effect. But something else is changing. The transition between childhood and adulthood is suddenly becoming a more noticeable and important change. The term ‘teenager’ had only been invented in the 1920s, and now it's at the forefront of American society. What’s wrong with adolescents these days? We give them cars, we give them expensive jackets, what else do they want?…
Such a wonderful film that any teenage boy over the age of 15 can relate to. I didnt realize that Dennis hopper was also in this. The lone wolf if all films and I love every second of it, I wasn't quite the fan of the obsession that Plato had for Jim, and when the relationship of Jim and Judy happened? I loved their chemistry immediately mostly cause of how similar their lives were at home.