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.
With all due respect this is part of a genre sometimes known as “Hicksploitation.”
To me it’s like comparing Stephen King to Mark Twain.
Thank you for the compliment, knowing what a highbrow it comes from... :-)
I’ve never heard country called that, when did you discover country, were they singing about cocaine and killing, and destroying property and cutting guys and cheating then?
Are you old enough to remember how violent and brutal the country world of bars and partying and life was before the 1970s?
Well I had an album of that stuff... it was marked hixploitation. Ranged from a song from the viewpoint of a gal who was going to commit suicide by letting a train run over her, to a hideously overdone (to the point of farce) version of Amazing Grace. Great if demons are what you’re into.
Oh, stop it! Actually, I very much enjoyed it. I love patriotic country songs - even the new ones. I just remembered that several years ago, I directed a play and the music I used was “Take This Job and Shove It.” The play was about two guys on the assembly line.
I think you are misguided if you think that country hits of the 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s and 1970s were because the
American people listening to country were of the demonic worshiping segment of the population.
Knoxville Girl for instance is centuries old, when you listen to old country hits, you don’t hear the sordid sex and cheating and cheap wives leaving husbands, the Honky Tonk violence and the casual taking of life, fighting and killing over cheap women and wives and husbands and easy sex? You don’t hear much sordid stuff in the Hank Williams songs, from Johnny Cash? Prison and killing men just to watch them die and cheap sex was a part of country music because people lived it and identified with it.
You said “” Today you’re likely to hear about the pleasures of some questionable tryst if you tune in to the country hits of Nashville (which I live next door to, by the way, now).””, listen to old country, pre-1970s it is a staple of country music and always has been.
Seriously, your cadence and construction are almost lyrical in a way that reminded me of how we were taught, long ago in the midwest, to (hopefully) think and (surely) pattern any writing we may attempt.
Anyway, thank you :^)
Anyway, not to ramble on too much, but today up in Great Lakes Country at the Canadian American border of Sault Ste Marie, it snowed. Lots of wet heavy snow. About 35 deg tonight as well. I have a modest rye whiskey in hand and will enjoy it, as I enjoyed your post. Cordially. PL.
Hit the wrong button and you have my mail for all to peruse. (chuckle).
Cheers, and enjoy the quiet of the snow
It’s a masterpiece which is taught as one of the prime examples of cinematic expressionism. The director studied with Frank Lloyd Wright And it shows.
The good news for you is that it is on DVD, so you can enjoy it as much as you like, it sucks, but as long as the usual crowd likes it, then great.
The crowd knowledgable about cinema yes.
That is your liberal arrogance and tribalism speaking, not all of us knowledgeable about cinema agree with your views.
You do tend to circle the liberal wagons though when other people have opinions that differ with the left side of the Hollywood world.
LOL What does liberal have to do with this? They aren’t just my views. It’s a classic that’s taught in film schools. Period. What you personally think of it is irrelevant. I know people who don’t like Citizen Kane and 2001. They are still great films.
Actually my personal opinion is incredibly important, regardless of what you people teach to each other and repeat back and forth among you, but then I am the guy (and other observers like me) who you couldn’t believe was insightful enough to know about Ebert being liberal when you didn’t know and couldn’t see it with your own eyes.
Ebert’s politics are irrelevant to him being a great critic in his prime. What’s ‘you people’. Lol.
Your inability to break from your crowd, and your lack of discernment was revealed in your inability to be aware of the bias that he brought to his personal opinions on films and Hollywood, you came late to that realization if you ever did realize it, and you still don’t seem to care much for people knowing it, like James Dean, Ebert seems like some sort of God to you.
Your incredible ego doesn’t make you anything more than just another movie fan with opinions, and not very original ones.
Ebert was a childhood inspiration. He contributed mightily to American culture by teaching people about cinema. All critics have some sort of bias. Telling someone to keep their opinions out of their criticism is like telling someone to keep their opinions out of their posts on FR.
I obviously believe you.