Tuesday Night Film – Rebel Without A Cause

Tuesday Night Film – Rebel Without A Cause

UGT Tuesday Films – on the third Tuesday of every month.

Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 7.15pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 6.45pm.

Tickets are just £5 – which includes your first drink! Many alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. Buy Tickets

TONIGHT’S FILM : Rebel Without A Cause (1955 Colour 106m PG Cert)

In one of the most influential performances in movie history, James Dean plays the new
kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of post-war
teens. Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo co-star and Nicholas Ray directs this landmark film.

Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers. Filmed in the recently introduced CinemaScope format and directed by Nicholas Ray, it offered both social commentary and an alternative to previous films depicting delinquents in urban slum environments.

The film was a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of American youth, critique parental style, and explore the differences and conflicts between generations. The title was adopted from psychiatrist Robert M. Lindner’s 1944 book, Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath. The film, however, does not make any references to Lindner’s book in any way.

Teenager Jim Stark (Dean) is arrested and taken to the juvenile division of the police station for “plain drunkenness”. At the station he meets John “Plato” Crawford (Mineo), who was brought in for shooting dead a litter of puppies, and Judy (Wood), who was brought in for curfew violation. The three each separately reveal their innermost frustrations to the officers; all three of them suffer from problems at home.

Jim feels betrayed and anguished by his constantly bickering parents, Frank (Jim Backus) and Carol (Ann Doran), but even more so by his father’s milquetoast attitude and failure to stand up to Carol. His frustrations are made manifest to officer Ray Fremick (Edward Platt) when Jim is released to their custody.

Judy is convinced that her father (William Hopper) ignores her because she’s no longer a little girl, so she dresses up in racy clothes to get attention, which only causes her father to call her a “dirty tramp”. Plato’s father abandoned them when he was a toddler, and his mother is often away from home, leaving Plato in the care of his housekeeper.

The film received accolades for its story and for the performance of James Dean and the young stars who appeared, including teenagers Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Dennis Hopper, as well as Nick Adams and Corey Allen.

Rebel Without A Cause Wikipedia   IMDB    Rotten Tomatoes

Cinema set in traditional & table style. UGT film buff Chris Leach will introduce
each film with a short upbeat presentation. A season of great films, best seen in company!

Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 7.15pm. Venue and coffee bar open at 6.45pm.

Tickets: £5 (includes your first drink)





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