Jul 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Hey everyone, Alex will be showing two classic films from Director Nicholas Ray in his awesome home theater,our movie of the month for July, "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Johnny Guitar."
"Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) contains the iconic James Dean perfromance. Dean plays Jim Stark the new kid in town who finds himself confronted with the gang led by Buzz (Corey Allen) with Judy (Natalie Wood) as the princess, and Plato (Sal Mineo) as the towns' only other outsider. The three teenagers find themselfs completly alienated from the adult would and try to create a new family between them. Can this new family survive when gang violence is threatening?
Film Scholar David Thompson describes "Johnny Guitar" (1954) as "looking if it had been made by the surrealist movement of the 1920's, or S.J Perelman after a hard season with the Marx Brothers." The film stars Joan Crawford as a strong willed female saloon owner who is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob led by Mercedes McCambridge. The war between these two women is what drives the film. Also starring Sterling Haden.
Hope to see you there!