• James Dean

    "In very shot of Rebel, Nick Ray places the characters solidly in their environment, yet stresses their alienation from those surroundings."

  • James Dean

    "Rebel Without a Cause is a teenage psychodrama saturated in symbolism, metaphor, social-political content, and visual expression."

  • James Dean

    "Ray applied color in a bold manner that heightened the psychodynamics of the narrative. Red has an expressive purpose throughout the film."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean's performance dominates Rebel Without a Cause, but the entire cast gives honest, memorable, and nuanced performances."

  • James Dean

    "The end-of-the-world theme gains a deeper meaning for the kids who are strongly affected by an unstable world holding an uncertain future."

  • James Dean

    "The legacy of Rebel Without a Cause flows through the decades that followed. It was the prototype for the youth culture film of the '60s."

  • James Dean

    "Rebel Without a Cause is a motion picture containing the DNA for the American cinema of the latter half of the 20th century."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean's face has permeated popular culture in a way that few others’ have—it's one of the archetypal elements in the showbiz mosaic."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean has become a cultural demigod, squinting in his inimitable sexy way, peering at us through history, smirking from on high."

  • James Dean

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  • James Dean

    "The brooding masculinity, the counter-cultural edginess, the always potent sex appeal—James Dean was cool before he was a movie star."

  • James Dean

    "Scientists have yet to find out which dolphin clique is the coolest." Hmm...it must be the clique that follows the James Dean of dolphins.

  • James Dean

    "James Dean is the master of effortlessly emanating man-cool in a leather jacket and jeans."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean enthralls because he changed acting—he brought a naturalism and an intensity to his performance that didn’t exist before."

  • James Dean

    "Watching James Dean act opposite his contemporaries, one often wonders if he is in an entirely different movie."

  • James Dean

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  • James Dean

    "All the elements of classic Hollywood James Dean cool—he moves with a quick confidence, and attacks with an incomparable sense of purpose."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean was more than an actor—he was a cultural phenomenon."

  • James Dean

    "James Dean seems to have invented cool. It oozed from his very pores. He didn’t attempt to be cool, he merely was."

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