Rebel Without a Cause

Topics: Suicide, Suicide methods, Friendship Pages: 3 (988 words) Published: September 8, 2010
Scaffold for Year 10 Oral Assessment Task

-introduce the value/values or idea/s you plan to talk about friendship

Friendship is represented in both the 1967 novel 'The Outsiders' by S.E. Hinton and the 1955 film 'Rebel without a Cause" directed by Nicolas Ray. The value friendship is represented in 'The Outsiders' through the Greasers gang, this includes; Pony boy, Johnny, Dally, Darry, Soda, Two-Bits Mathew and Randle. This value is represented in 'Rebel without a cause' through Jim Stark, Judy, Plato and Jim's dad.

Part 1:
-Overview of the what the film is about (no more than 1 or 2 sentences) and the context of the film (2-3sentences)

'Rebel without a Cause' is a film about a rebellious 17 year old teenager, James 'Jim' Stark, who moves to Los Angeles with his parents, after an incident which happened at where he used to live. Here he meets two other teenagers that have their own problems at home, Judy and Plato. As they all form a bond of friendship, problems at home get worse for each character.

-Where do we see this value in the film?

Friendship is represented in two different forms in this film. One form is between Buzz, Judy and their friends. This form of friendship is through peer-pressure, each character cannot be themselves, as they all pressure each other, to do things they each might not be comfortable with. This form of friendship contrasts with the friendship between Jim, Judy and Plato, as between these three characters the friendship is based on them, and they can all be themselves around one another, instead of pretending to be someone else. Jim's dad has a different view on friendship though, he values traditional values, like sensibility and carefulness and he also wants him to choose his own friends.

-What film techniques are used to convey this value in these scenes? A high angle shot looking down at Plato while Jim, Judy and Plato explores the 'castle'. This conveys that Plato is vulnerable,...
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