Adolescence (and adolescent angst) is, arguably, a cultural invention. The movies have been as key as anything in teaching us how teenagers feel and how to feel like a teenager. We’ll be watching a few films on this theme, and I’ll be encouraging you to watch some others on your own. First up is Rebel Without a Cause.
The assignment questions
A retrospective review from the San Francisco Chronicle
Detailed (and I mean really detailed) description and analysis at filmsite.org
Film script in pdf form is here.