Skip to comments.Film showing tonight: Rebel Without a Cause
Posted on 05/09/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The 1955 American classic about teenage alienation and rebellion, Rebel Without a Cause, will be shown at Tripolis Art House tonight.
Starring James Dean, who died before the film was released, and directed by Nicholas Wood, the film explores teenage feelings of alienation and disillusionment with society.
Tonights film-screening is organised by the Arete Cinema Club. Cinemas and theatres in Libya were closed for decades and the cinema club aims to reintroduce films to the community.
Rebel Without a Cause is in English with Arabic subtitles. The screening starts at 6 pm on Thursday 9 May, with refreshments are available beforehand. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli.
This isn’t going to provoke more protests, is it?
“James Dean, who died”
A dead American. That should arouse the interest of the adherents of the religion of peace.
Dean is buried in Fairmount, IN, just north of here. Fans have chipped pieces from his tombstone.
Even in death, “You’re tearing me apart!”
It wouldn’t take much for wild Islamic protests to occur. Just a half-hour of old TV-series....Puff N Stuff...would drive them to riot.
The film was indeed rather well-made (Nicholas Ray, right?), but my tolerability level for anything to do with the topic of “teen angst” was always low to begin with, and has grown far moreso with each passing year. Especially since America itself has become such a faggoty, self-absorbed embarrassment of a country.
Yep, as a 17 year old Marine in 1947.
Remember, “No one here but us chickens.” from the movie?
My Mother used that expression, but believe she heard it in OK.
I have no idea how 1955 audiences reacted to that scene, but it is SO over the top hammy today.
And O/T, but in Indianapolis, people chip pieces of John Dillinger's tombstone, too. The joke is that some people don't realize that John Dillinger Jr. was the gangster. His dad's headstone also gets chipped. Just not as much.
Bet it’s not the uncut black-and-white version, which as far as I know you can only see by buying the complete set of Dean movies. Libyans would surely riot.
If you have ever driven thru the part of San Luis Obispo
County where James Dean was killed in a car crash at the
fork where Hwy 41 and Hwy 46 meet you would think
you were driving thru downtown Anywhere, Libya.
A more desolate place you won’t find. I drove
thru the area last weekend for the umpteenth time because I
attended college on the Central Coast back in the 70s.
That northeast part of SLO County is a hellhole while
the southeast part of the county, Pismo Beach, is more
closer to a paradise. If you have satelite map access check
out Cholame, California (or Shandon, CA). You will see what
I’m talking about.
That’s sad that they destroy his tombstone. In Paris, gays do awful things to the tomb of Oscar Wilde.
I thought it was “Giant” that was released after his death but I’m no expert. But “Rebel” is a wonderful movie and Dean was a wonderful actor and star.
Rebel is in color.
...or why I never come to Free Republic for acting tips.
James Dean was a queen alright.
For some reason I have a problem watching movies with fruits in them. Rock Hudson , Van Johnson, James Dean, it just kills the movie for me knowing their real preference.
I still wonder how Doris Day kissed dick-breath Rock Hudson.
That's, H.R. Puff N Stuff to you sir.
“In Paris, gays do awful things to the tomb of Oscar Wilde.”
What for? Didn’t Wilde defend “the love that dare not speak its name”? Or maybe Wilde wasn’t gay to begin with and was simply indulging his well-known penchant for outrageous expression. His sons maintained that he was never homosexual.
Oscar Wilde converted to Catholicism on his deathbed and died in the peace of the Lord. That’s enough to upset the gays right there.
No, they try to portray him as the queen of queens - smearing the grave with lipstick and graffiti. Of course, Wilde was a VERY complex individual and not just some ridiculous gay icon. Buried in the same cemetery is Jim Morrison - one of the saddest, loneliest graves I’ve ever seen. No flowers, no grass in front - just discarded beer cans from American teenage tourists. Shudder.
Thanks for the piggy response.
Saw it twice - that’s about enough for my 60 years.
I vaguely recall seeing part of this movie on TV quite a few years ago, so I do not know the reference to the expression in the movie. But I do know that there is a song from the 1930s or 1940s that has the refrain of something like “Nobody here but us chickens”. I’m sure it’s on YouTube. (Okay, now that song will be my earworm today.)
Sarcasm runs off me like water off a ducks back.
You mean a pig’s back, don’t you?
Asleep At The Wheel also did a version of the song.
LOL Nice shot. Missed, but nice.
That is a pretty strong response to the simple post 5.
I never said anything about homosexuality, I just think that he was a drama queen and over acted, it is why so many people find themselves groaning or laughing at his acting.
“”Take a real look at “Giant,” to see a real (if very beautiful) man. Always Free Republic disappoints me with its complete lack of culture and knowledge of the arts...grr...””
Not liking the short lived, 23 year old movie actor James Dean should not call for that condemnation.
“”We have no idea where he would have gone as an actor”” Yeah, and I’m not losing sleep over it.
By the way, the internet references Dean saying that chicken line, I didn’t take it to the proof or find a video cut, but it sounds like it is accurate.
The initial RWAC was a completely different film with Marlon Brando playing the teen. The screen test that Brando did for it in 1947 is his first ever appearance on film. It’s fascinating.
No, it’s been a running theme for me that conservatives have allowed themselves to be chased from the arts and the result is that they know nothing about them. I think the bottom fell out for me about a year ago when freepers went bananas over a production of Kismet which they thought was an Islamic jihadist musical. To have so-called movie buffs claim that Rebel Without a Cause is - not only a black and white film - but a badly acted one as well, just sends me into a bit of a tizzy. There is a reason that 50 years after his death, Dean remains an icon of the American cinema. You guys need to educate yourselves or better yet, just not comment.
Oh, and to the freeper who thought Dean represented the feminization of American culture: Rebel is an indictment of the feminization of American culture. Jim Bachus doesn’t walk around in an apron for nothing.
I see you found the thread.
Lucky girls! Jim always looked sooooooooo sexy with his coffin nails.
I think the feminization people are talking about was more in the acting style that became prevalent after the war. During the making of ‘Red River’ in 1946, John Wayne thought that Montgomery Clift was ‘weird’ and ‘fruity’. That sort of internal method acting as seen as effeminate.
My husband is a film teacher and he shows “The Heiress” to his class to demonstrate 3 styles of acting:
Ralph Richardson (British theater acting)
Olivia DeHavilland (great Hollywood acting values)
And they all come together!
The Heiress is terrific. William Wyler was pretty much a hack but his craft was enough put that one over.
I have watched the movie more than once, I know what I saw.
It is interesting that you want me to disregard the art that I personally consumed and formed a personal judgement on, and instead to “educate myself” meaning go ask the left what opinion that I should have.
Like another famous actor said, “Don’t be afraid to see what you see”.
Rebel Without a Cause makes people laugh and groan, it is more of a beer drinking bad movie that you share with buddies for laughs and wisecracking, than great art.
The 1950s produced some great films, that one isn’t one of them.
The man who lifted him up and delicately placed him in the barrel, and then went over and removed him, probably smoked also.
RWAC is regarded by film buffs as a masterpiece of American expressionism. It’s studied in film schools. It’s funny only in the sense that anything that isn’t ‘realism’ is funny to people unaware of other ‘-isms’.
The Duke was right about Montgomery Clift.
There was a black-and-white version that was being made and then they switched to color and did it over. You can see it by buying the set of films on Amazon or wherever. Check out the comments on the Amazon page about the uncut b-w version.
The point is that the final product is in color and that’s how it’s remembered.
But MY point was that it was a very risque film in its first conception, and if the Libyans were to see that version they would go apeshoot.