Rebel Without a Cause
If you haven't ever seen this Nicholas Ray/James Dean classic in widescreen … trust me, you've never really seen it. It's been 40 years since James Dean essayed his quintessential role in as a troubled American teen and, along with co-stars Wood and Mineo, established an iconography of adolescence whose potency extends into the present. Ray, who told stories that were "bigger than life" and pulsing with "hot blood," was one of the most dynamic directors of the American screen and his capacity to tell a widescreen story was as articulate as his ability to pinpoint an individual stuck "in a lonely place."
"...Ray. Starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and Jim Backus. I know you've all probably seen Rebel Without..."
July 28, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten