REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE by Stewart Stern
Is a story that takes place in the 1950’s showcasing the youth and the lifestyle of the middle class of that time.
The main character is played by James Byron Dean an “attractive” young man who based on his appearance can easily persuade the audience that he is forgivable for his actions, character role Jim Stark.
Jim Stark’s grew up in a middle/upper class family and experience the pressure of his parents and grandmother expectations and the way they resolve conflict. They moved to this new town after Jim got in to trouble in is old neighborhood. His father Frank Stark tries to be his friend and his paternal grandmother believes he’s just a lovely child with good intentions and his mother loves him dearly but is purely disgusted with his behavior, she feels after all the hard labor she went through to bring him into this world, this is how he thank her by rebelling.
Jim is brought down to the police station after lying on the road completely intoxicated. While waiting his turn to be questioned by the police, other young adults are waiting to be called in for their conduct. A young woman by the name of Judy, character played by Natalie Wood is also appealing to the audience is called in for questioning after walking around neighborhood at 1am. Judy was preparing to go out with her friends. Her dad saw her with a lot of makeup on and he disapproves. She has having a break down because her relationship with her father and the desire to still be “Daddy’s Little Girl”. Judy is 16 years old now and no longer the lovable child she was. She too begins to rebel and act out to gain the attention of her father. Judy starts hanging out with the wrong crowd and throwing herself toward th...
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... Plato passed away from a gunshot wound, the caretaker sobbed “He doesn’t have anyone” “He doesn’t have anyone”. Jim reached over and began to zip the jacket that he gave to Plato and Judy then to fixes his clothes. Although Plato’s parents were absent from his life he certainly had his caretaker and his friends Judy and Jim.
There are few sides to this movie. The viewers see the people in the story appear to be “non-threatening” in appearance and that although mischievous, violence, and death behavior was being committed that they will not be punished for it. On the other-side Jim Stark played by the beloved “American” actor James Dean. Captivated the viewers and he highly influenced his followers according to the Huffington Post (Scorsese). This can be perceived as if you have a softer side you will be more attractive more appealing more likable to people.
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