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The MOTM "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Johnny Guitar" at Alex's

  • Jul 19, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • alex's place

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!

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  • ann

    Good movies.

    July 23, 2013

  • Jim J.

    Really enjoyed my first event with this group in someone's home. It make it much easier to talk with and get to know other members.

    July 23, 2013

  • Pat R.

    Good time, I really enjoyed seeing these movies again.

    July 20, 2013

  • Laurie

    sorry, made other plans. Really wanted to see "Rebel.. "

    July 19, 2013

  • Kim

    Thought i had canceled. Cant make it due to work.

    July 19, 2013

  • Jim J.

    Just read the email saying that a spot had opened up for me. I'll be there, but I'll be a little late. Hopefully no later than about 7:15 or so.

    July 19, 2013

  • Helen

    family emergency

    July 19, 2013

  • Vicki

    Pat, typically people bring snack type stuff to share and whatever soda or beverage they want for themselves. Then usually Pizza is ordered between the movies and everyone who wants pizza contributes to that purchase. However, I'm supposed to limit blood sugar raising carbs like pizza crust, so I mentioned I was going to bring ham and some salad. There will be plenty of both so whoever wants to add some greens to their pizza can do so.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Carolyn L.

    Yeah i feel really bad but I am working tomorrow so I can't go. I will make it one of these days

    July 19, 2013

  • Pat R.

    I haven't been before what are we supposed to bring?

    July 18, 2013

  • Vicki

    I'm planning on bringing ham, and perhaps a vegetable.

    July 17, 2013

  • mike m.

    Switching to no in order to open up a spot for someone else, since I've already seen both movies- I can't wait to hear reactions to Johnny Guitar....

    July 16, 2013

  • Julie

    Thanks for helping me with my goof, I've never been to Alex's, looking forward to it!

    July 15, 2013

  • Kim

    This is a tough one, but I'm opting out to see the film Medora @ IIFF that night. I've had my eye on this film since I caught its Kickstarter campaign. I grew up close to that neck of woods - I recognize several of the places in the trailer. I even own a brick from the ill-fated Medora Brick Plant. Julie, you can watch both flicks now!

    July 15, 2013

    • Julie

      Ok great!

      July 15, 2013

  • Jeannie

    Hi all, I will only get to make it to the second film, so if anyone wants to take my place for the first half, please feel free. FYi, I think I'm going to bring chocolate raspberry mousse :) Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    July 14, 2013

    • Julie

      I would like to, canceled by mistake!

      July 14, 2013

  • Julie

    Haha, canceled by mistake, thought it was today!

    July 12, 2013

  • Julie

    Cannot attend, getting my British on!

    July 11, 2013

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