Rebel Without a Cause: Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork


Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.
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Rebel Without a Cause: Approaches to a Maverick Masterwork

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Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791466469
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Horizons of Cinema Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J. David Slocum is Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University and is the editor of Violence and American Cinema.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Rebel Without a Cause, Fifty Years Later
J. David Slocum

1. Story into Script
Nicholas Ray

2. Stark Performance
Murray Pomerance

3. "You want a good crack in the mouth?": Rebel Without a Cause, Violence, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray
Susan White

4. Growing Up Male in Jim's Mom's World
Jon Lewis

5. Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause
George M. Wilson

6. Jim Stark's "Barbaric Yawp": Rebel Without a Cause and the Cold War Crisis in Masculinity
Jon Mitchell

7. "Armageddon Without a Cause": Playing "Chicken" in the Atomic Age
Mick Broderick

8. Youth, Moral Panics, and the End of Cinema: On the Reception of Rebel Without a Cause in Europe
Daniel Biltereyst

9. Rebellion and Citizenship: Hannah Arendt, Jim Stark, and American Public Life in the 1950s
Elena Loizidou

10. Youth Cinema and the Culture of Rebellion: Heathers and the Rebel Archetype
James C. McKelly

11. The Stark Screen Teen: Echoes of James Dean in Recent Young Rebel Roles
Timothy Shary

12. In the Shadow of Rebel Without a Cause: The Postcolonial Rebel
Claudia Springer

Cast and Production Credits
Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
SUNY Series, Horizons of Cinema

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