History Film / RebelWithoutACause

26th Dec '15 8:50:51 AM spirasen
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--> '''Plato''': Tell me Jim, will the end of the world come at night time? --> '''Jim Stark''': No, at dawn.
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--> '''Plato''': -->'''Plato''': Tell me Jim, will the end of the world come at night time? --> '''Jim -->'''Jim Stark''': No, at dawn.

* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation. (Though really Jim's generation should be the "Silent Generation", who experienced WWII in childhood.)
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation. (Though really Jim's generation should be the "Silent Generation", Generation," who experienced WWII in childhood.)

** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Plato is dead but Jim's dad vows to be a stronger dad from now on and Jim's parents seem to be on the road to being better parents.]] * DysfunctionJunction: American families are dysfunctional, teenage gangs are dysfunctional and the alternative idea of community of friends where Jim, Judy and Plato briefly engage for a few hours falls apart in confusion and mayhem because HumansAreFlawed. ''Rebel Without A Cause'' anticipated both TheSixties and the end of the sixties.
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** BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Plato is dead dead, but Jim's dad vows to be a stronger dad from now on on, and Jim's parents seem to be on the road to being better parents.]] * DysfunctionJunction: American families are dysfunctional, teenage gangs are dysfunctional dysfunctional, and the alternative idea of community of friends where Jim, Judy and Plato briefly engage for a few hours falls apart in confusion and mayhem because HumansAreFlawed. ''Rebel Without A Cause'' anticipated both TheSixties and the end of the sixties.

* {{Existentialism}}: ''Rebel'' was one of the few mainstream American films to explore this concept. The Planetarium sequence entirely revolves around this. The universe is [[CosmicHorrorStory vast and empty, Earth is just a tiny part of this unfathomable vastness and if and when the world ends, it will not be missed in the wider cosmos]], AdultsAreUseless and children more or less have to turn to each other to form their own community, first in self-destructive gang fights, and later a community of friends that still end up falling apart because of their own confusion and jealousy. --> '''Jim Stark''': If only I had one day in my life where I didn't feel confused, where I felt like I belonged.
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* {{Existentialism}}: ''Rebel'' was one of the few mainstream American films to explore this concept. The Planetarium sequence entirely revolves around this. The universe is [[CosmicHorrorStory vast and empty, Earth is just a tiny part of this unfathomable vastness vastness, and if and when the world ends, it will not be missed in the wider cosmos]], AdultsAreUseless and children more or less have to turn to each other to form their own community, first in self-destructive self destructive gang fights, and later a community of friends that still end up falling apart because of their own confusion and jealousy. --> '''Jim -->'''Jim Stark''': If only I had one day in my life where I didn't feel confused, where I felt like I belonged.

-->In all the immensity of our universe and the galaxies beyond, the earth will not be missed. Through the infinite reaches of space, the problems of man seem trivial and naive indeed, and man existing alone seems himself an episode of little consequence.
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-->In all the immensity of our universe and the galaxies beyond, the earth will not be missed. Through the infinite reaches of space, the problems of man seem trivial and naive na´ve indeed, and man existing alone seems himself an episode of little consequence.

* KnifeFight: Between Buzz amd Jim. One of the earliest depictions, at least in a delinquent youth context.
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* KnifeFight: Between Buzz amd and Jim. One of the earliest depictions, at least in a delinquent youth context.

* NiceGuy: In stark contrast to how to promotions made him out to be, Jim is a decent, gentle, sensitive and kindhearted boy who unhesitatingly befriends and stands up for the meek Plato on his first day of school, takes care of people who have shown him kindness, and has enough of a conscience left that he practically leapt to take responsibility for the death of his drag-race opponent... though still narcissistic enough to expect to cut to the front of the line at the precinct.
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* NiceGuy: In stark contrast to how to promotions made him out to be, Jim is a decent, gentle, sensitive and kindhearted boy who unhesitatingly befriends befriends, and stands up for the meek Plato on his first day of school, takes care of people who have shown him kindness, and has enough of a conscience left that he practically leapt to take responsibility for the death of his drag-race opponent... though Though still narcissistic enough to expect to cut to the front of the line at the precinct. precinct.

* ParentalAbandonment: Plato's father left when he was still an infant, and his mother is always going on out-of-town trips, leaving him in a [[{{Mammy}} black housekeeper]]'s care. * ParentalIncest: Subverted with Judy and her father, in that the attempts to deny even the appearance of incest destroy the normal expressions of affection. He refuses to show affection for Judy, stating that she's "getting too old for that kind of stuff", and when she kisses him, he slaps her.
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* ParentalAbandonment: Plato's father left when he was still an infant, and his mother is always going on out-of-town out of town trips, leaving him in a [[{{Mammy}} black housekeeper]]'s care. * ParentalIncest: Subverted with Judy and her father, in that the attempts to deny even the appearance of incest destroy the normal expressions of affection. He refuses to show affection for Judy, stating that she's "getting too old for that kind of stuff", stuff," and when she kisses him, he slaps her.

* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Plato]] * TeensAreMonsters: But only because there are no adults to properly guide them. Or as the film shows, the teenagers have unrealistic expectations about their parents which they cannot really fulfill and the parents are forced to embody that unrealistic concept because of the generation gap. It's about people realizing that HumansAreFlawed.
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* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:Plato]] [[spoiler: Plato.]] * TeensAreMonsters: But only because there are no adults to properly guide them. Or as the film shows, the teenagers have unrealistic expectations about their parents which they cannot really fulfill fulfill, and the parents are forced to embody that unrealistic concept because of the generation gap. It's about people realizing that HumansAreFlawed.

* TrueCompanions: Jim, Judy and Plato, as seen in the above screen shot.
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* TrueCompanions: Jim, Judy Judy, and Plato, as seen in the above screen shot.

--> '''Buzz''': I like you. --> '''Jim''': Then [[LampshadeHanging why are we]] doing this? --> '''Buzz''': You've got to do ''[[ForTheLulz some]]''[[ForTheLulz thing]].
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--> '''Buzz''': -->'''Buzz''': I like you. --> '''Jim''': -->'''Jim''': Then [[LampshadeHanging why are we]] doing this? --> '''Buzz''': -->'''Buzz''': You've got to do ''[[ForTheLulz some]]''[[ForTheLulz thing]].
30th Nov '15 3:35:58 PM Aquila89
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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Jim's class goes takes a field trip to a planetarium, where they listen to a lecture about how Earth is small and unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Jim's class goes takes a field trip to a planetarium, where they listen to a lecture about how Earth is small and unimportant Earth is in the grand scheme of things.
30th Nov '15 3:35:28 PM Aquila89
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* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: Jim's class goes takes a field trip to a planetarium, where they listen to a lecture about how Earth is small and unimportant in the grand scheme of things. -->In all the immensity of our universe and the galaxies beyond, the earth will not be missed. Through the infinite reaches of space, the problems of man seem trivial and naive indeed, and man existing alone seems himself an episode of little consequence.
5th Oct '15 1:01:07 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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--> '''Buzz''': You've got to do [[ForTheLulz ''some''thing]].
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--> '''Buzz''': You've got to do [[ForTheLulz ''some''thing]].''[[ForTheLulz some]]''[[ForTheLulz thing]].
5th Oct '15 12:57:06 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Jim can be counted on to the opposite of anything an adult says. Now, if his putz of a father was strong enough to fend off his wife, his son might be capable of being a respectable member of adult society -- but not in this lifetime.
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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Jim can be counted on to do the opposite of anything an adult says. Now, if his putz of a father was strong enough to fend off his wife, his son might be capable of being a respectable member of adult society -- but not in this lifetime.
28th Aug '15 8:02:25 AM Random888
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation. (Though really Jim's generation should really be the "Silent Generation", who experienced WWII in childhood.)
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation. (Though really Jim's generation should really be the "Silent Generation", who experienced WWII in childhood.)
28th Aug '15 8:01:50 AM Random888
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Silent Generation" though the former term didn't exist at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation.
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Silent Generation" "Baby Boom" though neither of the former term didn't exist terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation. (Though really Jim's generation should really be the "Silent Generation", who experienced WWII in childhood.)
28th Aug '15 7:58:22 AM Random888
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Silent Generation" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation.
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Silent Generation" though neither of the terms existed former term didn't exist at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation.
28th Aug '15 7:52:46 AM Random888
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* TheDanza: Jim is a nickname for James. * {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation.
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* TheDanza: Jim is a nickname for James. * {{Deconstruction}}: Possibly of teen delinquency films of TheFifties and also the generation gap between the "Greatest Generation" and the "Baby Boom" "Silent Generation" though neither of the terms existed at the time. Showing that children who live under the shadow of the atomic bomb and a formless universe and the lack of a great cause to fight war, no longer quite connect to their parents generation.
29th May '15 7:25:17 PM JohnnyLurg
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* TheDanza: Jim is a nickname for James.
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