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1 BY: Kimberly Marrder || Ricardo Fuentes Betsy Gutierrez || Iddi Kago Period 3 Film Studies

2 Rebel Without a Cause was first released on October 27, 1955 First debuted in New York Drama & Romance Released in USA Director: Nicholas Ray Screenplay Writer: Steward Stern Adaptation Writer: Irving Shulman BASICS

3 Title was taken from psychiatrist Robert Lindner's 1944 book, Rebel Without A Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath o has no other relationship to the book. Basics (Continued)

4 Awards & Nominations o Nominated for Golden Globe Best Actor James Dean (Winner) Best Actress Nathalie Wood (Winner) New York Film Critics Circle Nominations (1955) Library of Congress in 1989 o Won a National Film Registry in 1990 #59 In AFI Top 100 Greatest American Movies Critical Reception

5 o Nominated for BAFTA Film Award in 1957 BEST BRITISH FILM BEST FOREIGN ACTOR: James Dean o Nominated for an Oscar in 1956 for best ACTOR and ACTRESS in supporting role BEST WRITING, AND MOTION PICTURE STORY Comments: Roger Ebert- "Like its hero, "Rebel Without a Cause" desperately wants to say something and doesn't know what it is." Critical Reception (continued)

6 Used an abstract spinning shot which o P.O.V. shot, starts upside down and ends at an upright position Tilt shots Tracking Shots Stunt Scenes Lots of Shadows appeared when the characters would experience inner conflict o after Buzz's death Stylistic Importance

7 Unique Spinning Shot

8 James Dean died in a car crash a month before the movie opened in 1955 o ironic spreading awareness about driving Cory Allen and Frank Mezolli were real-life rivals Originally black and white Ray was bisexual (as was Dean) and he was sleeping with both Wood and Mineo while they shot the film Fun Facts

9 'While casting the teenage roles for ''Rebel Without a Cause," a Warner Bros. production manager shot off a worried memo. ''Minors cannot work at night except under emergency conditions... and this picture is approximately 80 percent night."' James Dean actually hurt his knuckles in the scene where he punches a metal desk Director Nicholas Ray researched L.A gangs by riding around with them for several nights. Jim and Buzz, used real knives and wore chainmail to protect themselves during the knife fight. Jim Stark's character (James Dean) was altered. Fun Facts Continued

10 Interview with James Dean 1955

11 Broke Barriers o Sexual content was strong for its time o Emphasized on the true "teenage life" o Broke a barrier for teenagers Changed American Culture o Males were expected to join army or work and women were expected to be the typical housewife. o During the time era of the film everything changed Historical Information

12 "You're tearing me apart!" - James Dean Important because it was expressed with deep emotion and frustration that James Dean felt throughout his life in the movie. 2007: The movie's line "You're tearing me apart" was voted as the #97 of "The 100 Greatest Movie Lines" by Premiere magazine. Imitated by modern famous actors. o Jim Carrey Famous Quote

13 Jim Carrey's Imitation of James D.

14 THE CAST James Dean (Jim Stark) Corey Allen (BuzzGunderson) Sal Mineo (John 'Plato' Crawford)John 'Plato' Crawford Natalie Wood (Judy)

15 Pykalaaho, Mila. "Rebel Without a Cause." The Internet Movie Database. IMDb/ Amazon.com November MSN. "Msn Entertainment." Rebel Without a Cause:Awards & Nominations. Microsoft/ MSN Web. 7 November Callahan, Dan. "Slant Magazine." Rebel Without a Cause. Cannottype. May 23, 2005.Web. 6 November Fujiwara, Chris. "Insanemute." The Rebel. The Boston Globe. October 30, Web. 6 November Peña Serrano, Cesar. "Rebel Without a Cause." Rebel Without a Cause. Blogger. Monday, November 5, Web. 6 November Peña Serrano, Cesar. "Rebel Without a Cause." Rebel Without a Cause. American Film Institute. "AFI's 100 YEARS MOVIES - 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION." AFI.com. American Film Institution Web. 5 November Dirks, Tim. "Film Movie Review Rebel Without A Cause." Filmsite. AMC Filmsite/ AMC Network Entertainment Web. 6 November Works Cited Page


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