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Film showing tonight: Rebel Without a Cause
Libya Herald ^ | May 9, 2013 | Staff

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 Tripoli’s 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.

Tonight’s 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.


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1 posted on 05/09/2013 9:13:07 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Revolting cat!

This isn’t going to provoke more protests, is it?


2 posted on 05/09/2013 9:16:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“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!”


3 posted on 05/09/2013 9:21:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 9:23:04 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Brad from Tennessee
James Dean really needed to have served a hitch in the military to grow up, he was such a drama queen.

This guy was better.
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5 posted on 05/09/2013 9:26:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: ansel12

Steve McQueen?


6 posted on 05/09/2013 9:30:25 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 9:36:30 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yep, as a 17 year old Marine in 1947.


8 posted on 05/09/2013 9:38:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

ROTFL...


9 posted on 05/09/2013 9:43:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: ansel12

Remember, “No one here but us chickens.” from the movie?
My Mother used that expression, but believe she heard it in OK.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 9:50:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Songs inspired by the film:
11 posted on 05/09/2013 10:11:11 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: tumblindice
There Ain't Nobody But Us Chickens--Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five (1946)
12 posted on 05/09/2013 10:16:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: a fool in paradise

Good one. Well, the Obama administration will blame it on James Dean and Natalie Wood.

Susan Rice will be sent forth to spin the lie on 5 Sunday talk shows.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 10:52:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: tumblindice
Even in death, “You’re tearing me apart!”

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.

14 posted on 05/09/2013 11:19:38 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 11:46:05 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: tumblindice

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.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 12:00:25 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: tumblindice

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.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 4:00:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: firebrand

Rebel is in color.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 4:01:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: boop

Hammy?

...or why I never come to Free Republic for acting tips.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 4:02:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ansel12
James Dean was only 23 when he died. His career trajectory was entirely different from Steve McQueen's. We have no idea where he would have gone as an actor outside of being cast in "Someone Up There Likes Me." A role that went to Paul Newman. And if you believe the old lies about him being gay, just read any interview with Dennis Hopper who was his close friend for many years. 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...
20 posted on 05/10/2013 4:09:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ansel12

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.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 4:15:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: pepsionice
Just a half-hour of old TV-series....Puff N Stuff...would drive them to riot.

That's, H.R. Puff N Stuff to you sir.

22 posted on 05/10/2013 4:24:21 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: miss marmelstein

“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.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 4:34:12 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

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.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 4:39:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Venturer

Thanks for the piggy response.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 4:41:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Saw it twice - that’s about enough for my 60 years.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 4:50:15 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: tumblindice
"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens" is a 1946 song, with music and lyrics by Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney. It was recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five. The single hit number one on the US Billboard R&B Juke Box chart and number six on the pop chart.[1] The B-side, "Let the Good Times Roll", peaked at number two on the R&B Juke Box chart."
27 posted on 05/10/2013 4:50:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: greene66

Well said.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 4:51:30 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: tumblindice

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.)


29 posted on 05/10/2013 4:54:37 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: miss marmelstein

Sarcasm runs off me like water off a ducks back.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 5:52:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

You mean a pig’s back, don’t you?


31 posted on 05/10/2013 5:53:26 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bert

Asleep At The Wheel also did a version of the song.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 5:54:51 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL Nice shot. Missed, but nice.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 6:00:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice
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35 posted on 05/10/2013 6:48:42 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

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.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: greene66

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lRdkNGDcY


37 posted on 05/10/2013 7:21:14 AM PDT by Borges
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To: ansel12

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.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 7:24:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Borges

I see you found the thread.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ansel12

Lucky girls! Jim always looked sooooooooo sexy with his coffin nails.


40 posted on 05/10/2013 7:26:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


41 posted on 05/10/2013 7:29:22 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
No, I think they didn't like him because 1. he was notoriously difficult to work with 2. they thought he was gay. He was offered the Dean Martin role in Rio Bravo but turned it down because my beloved Duke was mean to Monty. I think Clift was one of the greatest film actors of the 20th Century. Just watched Wild River with Clift and the great Jo Van Fleet.

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)
Clift (Method)

And they all come together!

42 posted on 05/10/2013 7:36:52 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

The Heiress is terrific. William Wyler was pretty much a hack but his craft was enough put that one over.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 7:41:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 7:52:33 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: miss marmelstein

The man who lifted him up and delicately placed him in the barrel, and then went over and removed him, probably smoked also.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 7:55:32 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: ansel12

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’.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 8:04:13 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

The Duke was right about Montgomery Clift.


47 posted on 05/10/2013 8:05:13 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 8:06:10 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

The point is that the final product is in color and that’s how it’s remembered.


49 posted on 05/10/2013 8:08:49 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

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.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 8:11:13 AM PDT by firebrand
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