Watched at a drive-in outside of Kingston, ON—my camp friend and I snuck out to see it with my mom, little sister, and dog. Our car died, but luckily a dad with a truck came to the rescue.
Watched in theatre as part of the TCM series, and to describe James Dean as iconic would be an understatement.
As someone who has never seen the film before, I feel as though I have seen the children and echos of Rebel Without a Cause. The film’s borderline-obsessive fixation with the identity of the youth is it’s strength and weakness—for teenagers without a voice, overdramatization is a means for survival. Punches of passionate reds throughout the film punctuate the aggression…