Rebel is very sentimental to me. I was going through a tough time when I was introduced to James Dean. So, watching him struggle really touched me. How long have you been interested in James Dean?
I think that’s one of the great things about that movie…and just HIM! I think we all relate to music in that way, but to have a man…an idol…a person whom we never met connect with us in such a way, you know there is something special there. You are not alone, for this is one of, if not the first film that really connected with young kids as opposed to showing the delinquents everyone else seemed to see teens as. Jimmy certainly had a way of making you feel, “hey, me too!” and that’s why he’s so great. In a way I think we are all like him, and that he lives in all who truly connect with him. Rebel Without A Cause will always be special to me, too :) I first saw it only about 4 months ago and have been learning more and more about him each day since. Can’t stop myself.