Saturday, 29 March 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 110: Mon Apr 21

Rebel Without a Cause (Ray, 1955): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3.40pm & NFT1, 8.45pm


This brilliant Nicholas Ray film is on an extended run at BFI Southbank from April 18 to May 1. All the details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Nicholas Ray's moving 1955 tale of teenage romanticism thwarted by an adult world of televisions and atomic bombs established James Dean as America's first underage icon. Dean's alienation is perfectly expressed through Ray's vertiginous mise-en-scene: the suburban LA setting becomes a land of decaying Formica and gothic split-levels. An unmissable film, made with a delirious compassion. With Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Corey Allen, Edward Platt, and Dennis Hopper.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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