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Confederacy of Rebels

Confederacy of Rebels

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 6th 2018

Director Nicholas Ray, fresh from the bold genre reinvention of Johnny Guitar (1954), the box-office success of Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and the critical acclaim of Bigger Than Life (1956), owed a

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The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

The Fractured '50s in Black-and-White Cinemascope (2): Blue Denim

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Mar 28th 2018

The generation gap between teenagers and their adult mentors cropped up in many movie variations throughout the decade. Those that commanded more attention were of the variety exemplified by the two

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Rebel Rousing Sagas

Rebel Rousing Sagas

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 26th 2017

When director Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955) opened 62 years ago today, with James Dean fans still in a state of reeling despair over his tragic death in an auto accident 27 days prior,

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Adapted and Original Glory

Adapted and Original Glory

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 7th 2017

It’s hard to imagine the impact of such movies as East of Eden, The Cobweb, Rebel Without a Cause (all 1955), Hell Is for Heroes (1962), Fantastic Voyage (1966), Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rin

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Mineo's Journey

Mineo's Journey

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 10th 2017

Before he became a screen teen idol as a result of his poignant Oscar®-nominated performance as Plato in the scorching Rebel Without a Cause (1955, directed by Nicholas Ray), Sal Mineo (1939-1976),

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