Nicholas Ray:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

Journal articles

Articles and Books on Individual films


Allan, Blaine.
Nicholas Ray : a guide to references and resources Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, 1984.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 R3462 1984
Moffitt: PN1998.A3 R3462 1984

Andrew, Geoff.
The films of Nicholas Ray : the poet of nightfall London : BFI, 2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.R38 A53 2004
PFA : PN1998.3.R34 A53 2004

Dickos, Andrew
"Nicholas Ray." In: Street with no name : a history of the classic American film noir / Andrew Dickos. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2002.
MAIN: Main Stack PN1995.9.F54.D53 2002
Moffitt: PN1995.9.F54.D53 2002

Eisenschitz, Bernard.
Nicholas Ray : an American journey / <1993> London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1993.
MAIN: PN1990.3.R39 E3513 1993; Eisenschitz, Bernard.

Harvey, James
"Nicholas Ray." In: Movie love in the fifties / James Harvey. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2001.
MAIN: Main Stack PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001

Kreidl, John Francis.
Nicholas Ray Boston : Twayne, 1977.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 R3471
UNDE: PN1998.A3 R347

Lightning Over Water. [VIDEO]
Directed by Wim Wenders, 1980. A record of the last months of Nicholas Ray's life, when he was hoping to revive his career while visibly dying from cancer. Originally produced in 1972 as two episodes in the television program Camera Three. 91 min.
Media Resources Center: DVD 1555; also VHS Video/C 999:324

Masi, Stefano.
Nicholas Ray Firenze : Nuova Italia, [1983]
MAIN: PN1998.A3 R3481 1983; Storage Info: B 3 569 682

Perkins V.F.
"The cinema of Nicholas Ray." In: Movies and methods : an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1976
MAIN: PN1994.M71
Moffitt PN1994.M71

Polan, Dana
"On the bad goodness of Born to Be Bad: auteurism, evaluation, and Nicholas Ray's outsider cinema." In: Bad : infamy, darkness, evil, and slime on screen / edited by Murray Pomerance. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004. The SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video
Main Stack PN1995.9.E93.B33 2004

Pomerance, Murray.
"The Hero in the China Sea." In: The horse who drank the sky : film experience beyond narrative and theory / Murray Pomerance. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .P6535 2008

Norbert Grob, Manuela Reichart (Hrsg.) ; mit Essays von Heiner Gassen ... [et al.]. Berlin : Volker Spiess, 1989.
MAIN: PN1998.3.R39 R38 1989

Ray, Nicholas
I was interrupted : Nicholas Ray on making movies / Nicholas Ray; edited and introduced by Susan Ray ; with a biographical outline by Bernard Eisenschitz. Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, c1993 (1995 printing)
MAIN: PN1995.9.P7 R37 1993
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Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Circle of Pain: The Cinema of Nicholas Ray." In: Movies as politics / Jonathan Rosenbaum. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P6.R67 1997
Moffitt PN1995.9.P6.R67 1997

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Nicholas Ray" In: Essential cinema : on the necessity of film canons / Jonathan Rosenbaum. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1994 .R5684 2004
Moffitt PN1994 .R5684 2004
Pacific Film Archive PN1994 .R63 2004

Truchaud, Francois
Nicholas Ray Paris, Éditions universitaires [1965]
MAIN: PN1993 .C5 v.20

Wagner, Jean
Nicholas Ray Rivages, c1987.
MAIN: PN1998.3.R39 W33 1987;

Wenders, Wim.
Nick's film, Lightning over water Frankfurt am Main : Zweitausendeins ; Charlottesville, VA : Blue Angel [distributor], 1981.
MAIN: PN1997 .L5761 1981

Journal Articles

Andrew, Geoff
"A stranger in a strange land." New Statesman. Jan 5, 2004. Vol. 17, Iss. 788; p. 28
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"It was perhaps sadly appropriate that [Nicholas Ray], an admirer of European "art" cinema who frequently characterised his own predicament by quoting the line "I'm a stranger here myself" (spoken by Sterling Hayden in Johnny Guitar), should end his life working in close collaboration with a young foreigner who was both a leading figure in another New Wave and a film-maker whose special interest was the exploration and depiction of melancholy, angst and alienation." [ProQuest]

"Bio-filmographie de Nicholas Ray." Cahiers du cinéma 15:89 (1958:nov.) 15

Biskind, R.
"Rebel without a cause: Nicholas Ray in the fifties." Film Quarterly Vol XXVIII nr 1 (Fall 1974); p 32-38
UC users only
A analysis of Nicholas Ray's career in the 1950's with special emphasis on the political-sociological aspects.

Bitsch, Charles
"Entretien avec Nicholas Ray." Cahiers du cinéma 15:89 (1958:nov.) 2

Braudy, Leo.
"'No Body's Perfect': Method Acting and 50s Culture." Michigan Quarterly Review. 35(1):191-215. 1996 Winter

Capp, Rose.
"Nicholas Ray, a Sentimental Bloke." Senses of Cinema: an Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious & Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 20:(no pagination). 2002 May-June

Combs, Richard
"Films on TV: The tragic ironies of Nicholas Ray." Listener 117:2996 (1987:Jan. 29) 27

Combs, Richard
"On stranger's ground." Listener Vol CXVII nr 2996 (Jan 29 1987); p 27
On the work of Nicholas Ray, esp. "A woman's secret", "Party girl", "On dangerous ground" and "Johnny Guitar".

Douchet, Jean
"Entretien avec Nicholas Ray." Cahiers du cinéma 22:127 (1962:jan.) 1

Fairlamb, Brian.
"Tough Guys and Fairy Tales: A Case Study of the Influence of the Films of Nicholas Ray upon Truffaut's Tirez sur le pianiste." French Cultural Studies. 7(1 (19)):49-62. 1996 Feb
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"American films such as Nicholas Ray's 'Rebel Without a Cause' did influence Francois Truffaut's 'Tirez sur la Pianiste' but not in the way many critics have written. The critical view that Truffaut's 'Tirez sur la Pianiste' shows a resistance to American culture and unwillingness to assimilate its traits is misguided. What the film shows is that such themes were assimilated and both films share the presentation of a troubled, hurt male protagonist." [Expanded Academic Index]

Farrell, Tom.
"Nick Ray's German Friend: Wim Wenders." Wide Angle-A Quarterly Journal of Film History Theory & Criticism. 5(4):60-67. 1983

Farrell, Tom.
"Nicholas Ray: the last movies." Sight & Sound v. 50 no. 2 (Spring 1981) p. 92-4
"A look at Ray's life and career following his last 'Hollywood' film in 1962, incl. "We can't go home again" and "Nick's movie", the film made by Wim Wenders about N.R.'s death from cancer."

Farrell, Tom.
"Nick Ray's German friend: Wim Wenders." Wide Angle 5 n4 (1983): 60-67.

Gillett, John and Houston, Penelope
"Conversations with Nicholas Ray and Joseph Losey." Sight and Sound 30:4 [Autumn 1961] p. 182

Harvey, James
"Nicholas Ray." In: Movie love in the fifties / James Harvey. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
PFA PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
Contents via Google books

Houseman, J.
"Houseman, Ray & Ophuls." [excerpt from John Houseman's memoir, Unfinished business]. Sight & Sound v. 55 (Aut 1986) p. 252-6

Jousse, Thierry
"Nicholas Ray: Éclats de vie." Cahiers du cinéma 430 (1990:avril) 76
Examines the cult that has built up around the maverick director.

Kennedy, H.
"The melodramatists." [work of D. Sirk and N. Ray]. American Film v. 17 (January/February 1992) p. 54-6
" In the 1950s, Douglas Sirk and Nicholas Ray made superb psychological melodramas that reveal a film noir legacy. The directors blended the subversive, antisocial themes of film noir with the glossy, lush colors of the 1950s. Brief reviews are provided of several of their movies that are available on videotape: Ray's Flying Leathernecks, Johnny Guitar, and Rebel Without a Cause and Sirk's Magnificent Obsession, Written on the Wind, and Imitation of Life." [Art Index]

Kolker, R.P.
"Night to day." Sight & Sound v. 43 no. 4 (Aut 1974) p. 236-9
On Ray's detective films

Krohn, B.
"Nicholas Ray: dernieres oeuvres." Cahiers du Cinema no. 460 (October 1992) p. 76-8

Krohn, B.
"Rencontre avec Nicholas Ray." Cahiers du cinéma 288 (1978:may) 62
A look at an unedited film by N.R., 'We can't go home again' and Ray's views on the film and contemporary cinema

Mann, Richard G.
"Ray, Nicholas (1911-1979)." GLBTQ Arts, 2007, p1-15, 15p

McNiven, Roger D.
"The Middle-Class American Home of the Fifties: The Use of Architecture in Nicholas Ray's "Bigger Than Life" and Douglas Sirk's "All That Heaven Allows." Cinema Journal 22:4 [Summer 1983] p. 38
"Two important fifties melodramas characterize the contemporary home in ways typical of the genre of films dealing with the American family. Formal analysis of the films reveals an opposition between conceptual and expressionistic uses of architecture. These contrasting uses of architecture, in turn, affect the way in which the films function as social critiques." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Morris, George
"Old Hollywood: Nicholas Ray's ON DANGEROUS GROUND." Film Comment 11:2 [Mar./Apr. 1975] p. 22

Naremore, J.
"Film and the performance frame." Film Quarterly v. 38 (Winter 1984/1985) p. 8-15

Ray, Nicholas and Susan Ray.
"Nicholas Ray on directing." Sight & Sound Vol LIX nr 4 (Autumn 1990); p 240-245
N.R.'s thoughts on directing actors.

Ray, Nicholas
"Ray's world according to Ray." Film Comment Vol XXVII nr 5 (Sept-Oct 1991); p 47-49
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Rollet, Sylvie
"Exil et cinéma." Positif nr 435 (May 1997); p 98-127
Articles relating the theme of exile to the work of Buñuel, Michael Curtiz, Nicholas Ray, Elia Kazan and Atom Egoyan.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Circle of Pain: the Cinema of Nicholas Ray." Sight and Sound 42:4 [Autumn 1973] p. 218
A study of his films with emphasis on his latest film 'We can't go home again'.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Guilty by omission." [effects of Hollywood blacklist upon films; case of N. Ray, C. Endfield, and J. Berry]. Film Comment v. 27 (September/October 1991) p. 42-6+
A critique of the US approach to the auteur theory which advanced artistry over social commitment; and a reconsideration of work by Nicholas Ray, Cy Endfield and John Berry. (Incl. a review of "Guilty by suspicion")

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Looking for Nicholas Ray." American Film Vol VII nr 3 (Dec 1981); p 55-56,71-76
Retrospective of the life and career of director N.R., from innovative young rebel to film production instructor.

Rosenbaum, Jonathan
"Nicholas Ray" (Great Directors: A Critical Database) Senses of Cinema

Sarris, Andrew.
"The acid test of auteurism." The Village Voice 26 Nov 11/17 (1981): 43.

Vance, Kelly.
"Rebel Yell; Filmmaker Nicholas Ray loathed the '50s, as we can see in his retrospective at the PFA."Express. Berkeley: May 14, 2003. Vol. 25, Iss. 31; p. N/A
UC users only

Wagner, Jean
Nicholas Ray / par Jean Wagner ; collection dirigee par Francis Bordat. Paris : Rivages, c1987.
NRLF (UCB) PN1998.3.R39 W33 1987

Wilmington, Mike
"Films Of The Fifties: Nicholas Ray: The Years At RKO (Part One)." The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television 10 [Fall 1973] p. 46

Wilmington, Mike
"Films Of The Fifties: Nicholas Ray: The Years At RKO (Part Two)." The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television 11 [Winter 1974] p. 35

Wollen, Peter
"Never at home."Sight & Sound Vol IV nr 5 (May 1994); p 12-15
Review of Nicholas Ray's life and career, esp. in relation to his nomadic lifestyle and interest in folk movements; argues that the French critics of the 1960's misread his films, esp. referring to "Johnny Guitar".

Books and Articles About Individual Films

In a Lonely Place

Bawden, James.
"In A Lonely Place.". Films in Review v45, n7-8 (July-August, 1994):38 (9 pages)
"A review of the film In A Lonely Place (1950), a romance, murder mystery, and psychological thriller that superbly depicts loneliness and alienation temporarily relieved by love. The film was directed by Nicholas Ray and stars Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame; the screenplay by Andrew Solt is based on a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, but is totally different from the novel in plot, characterization, and resolution. Overall, this is one of the most incisive portraits of an artistic personality ever brought to the screen." [Art Abstracts]

Donaghue, Michael.
"Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place: From Thriller to Autobiographical Film Noir": Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film (6th; 1981). Transformations in Literature and Film / edited by Leon Golden. pp: 97-102. Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1982.
UCB Main PN1995.3 .F55 1981

Harvey, James
"Johnny Guitar." In: Movie love in the fifties / James Harvey. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
PFA PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
Contents via Google books

Neuhaus, Mel
"In a lonely place." Sound & Vision. Jun 2003. Vol. 68, Iss. 5; p. 100

Palmer, James W.
"In a Lonely Place: Paranoia in the Dream Factory." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 13 no. 3. 1985. pp: 200-207
"In a Lonely Place" offers a critique of Hollywood itself for its complicity in promoting an atmosphere of paranoia at the time of McCarthy's rise to power.

Perkins, V.F.
"In a Lonely Place." In: The Book of film noir / edited by Ian Cameron. New York : Continuum, c1993.
Moffitt PN1995.9.F54.B66 1993

Polan, Dana B.
In a lonely place / Dana Polan. London; BFI Publishing, 1993. Series title: BFI film classics.
Telotte, J.P.
"The Displaced Voice of "In a Lonely Place"." South Atlantic Review Vol. 54, No. 1 (Jan., 1989), pp. 1-12
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Telotte, J.P.
"Film noir and the dangers of discourse." Quarterly Review of Film Studies Vol IX nr 2 (Spring 1984); p 101-112
On the film noir concern with the nature and function of human discourse, esp. in "Ace in the hole", "Nightmare Alley" and "In a lonely place".

Thomson, David.
"In a lonely place." Sight & Sound v. 48 no. 4 (Aut 1979) p. 215-20
Tribute to Nicholas Ray's work in the cinema, and a look at Hollywood trends of the 1970's.

Turner, George E
"Heart of Darkness." American Cinematographer - The International Journal of Film & Digital Production Techniques 79:7 [July 1998] p. 100-106
"Offers a discussion of the noir film "In A Lonely Place" which featured actor Humphrey Bogart and was directed by Nicholas Ray. Recalls how the film was produced by Bogart's own company Santana Productions and examines the character of Dixon Steele whom Bogart plays in the film. Studies the cinematography done by Burnett Guffey who would subsequently win Academy Awards for his work on "From Here to Eternity" and Bonnie and Clyde." States that Guffey's photography is more subtle than his work on previous noir films." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Villella, Fiona A.
"Shadows on the Horizon: In a Lonely Place." Senses of Cinema 2000 Nov, 10, (no pagination)

Johnny Guitar

Borde, Raymond
"Johnny Guitare, de Nicholas Ray." Temps modernes 10 (1954:July -1955:July) 1140

Charney, Leo
"Historical excess: Johnny Guitar's containment." Cinema Journal Vol XXIX nr 4 (Summer 1990); p 23-34 UC users only
The excessive elements in the narrative of "Johnny Guitar" seen as examples of the essentially filmic qualities that Barthes refers to as 'the third meaning'.

Delorme, Stéphane
"Johnny Guitare" de Nicholas Ray ** "Johnny Guitar" by Nicholas Ray Cahiers du cinéma :Hors série/Special [December 2001] p. 45

Fairlamb, Brian
"Tough guys and fairy-tales: A case study of the influence of the films of Nicholas Ray." French Cultural Studies; Feb96, Vol. 7 Issue 19, p49, 14p
Studies the influence of American director Nicholas Ray's film `Johnny Guitar,' on French filmnaker Francois Truffaut's `Tirez sur le Pianiste.' Impact of American films to French cinema; Common element from the two films; Presentation of the male protagonists; Truffaut's review of Ray's film.

Harvey, James
"Johnny Guitar." In: Movie love in the fifties / James Harvey. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
PFA PN1995.9.L6.H37 2001
Contents via Google books

Hoberman, J
"Film: Feminism, Freud, and Blacklist Fear in Ray's Cult Western." The Village Voice 48:33 [13 August 2003-19 August 2003] p. 59
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"Johnny Guitar," a film directed by Nicholas Ray and based on Roy Chanslor's novel, will be screened at the Film Forum in New York City from August 15-21, 2003.

Hughes, Howard
"'I Never Shake Hands with a Left-Handed Draw' - 'Johnny Guitar' (1954)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008.
Full-text available online (UCB users only_
Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008

Macnab, Geoffrey.
"Johnny Guitar." Sight and Sound. Feb 1999. Vol. 9, Iss. 2; p. 62 (1 page)

Mitchell, Elvis
"A Western With Echoes Of the Blacklisting Days." New York Times (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Aug 15, 2003. p. E.1:11
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Perkins, V.F.
"Johnny Guitar." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996
Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996
Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996

Peterson, J.
"The competing tunes of Johnny guitar: liberalism, sexuality, masquerade." [Nicholas Ray's 1954 film]. Cinema Journal v. 35 (Spring 1996) p. 3-18
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Robertson, Pamela
"Camping under western stars: Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar." Journal of Film and Video Vol XLVII nr 1-3 (Spring-Fall 1995); p 33-49
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A feminist reading of "Johnny Guitar" focused on the film's depiction of the Joan Crawford character; places this within the public image of the actress's camp status.

Voisin, Nicolas
"Johnny Guitare. Voyage au centre de la terre." Positif nr 435 (May 1997); p 119-122
On the idea of space in films, notably the western genre; focuses on "Johnny Guitar".

Wilmington, Michael
"The Western: Nicholas Ray's "Johnny Guitar"." The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television 12 [Spring 1974] p. 19

Rebel Without a Cause

Biskind, R.
"Rebel without a cause: Nicholas Ray in the fifties." Film Quarterly Vol XXVIII nr 1 (Fall 1974); p 32-38
A analysis of Nicholas Ray's career in the 1950's with special emphasis on the political-sociological aspects.

Briley, Ron
"Hollywood and the rebel image in the 1950s." Social Education Oct 1997 v61 n6 p352(7)
'Images of rebellious youths have been portrayed in the 1950s films 'The Wild One' and 'Rebel Without a Cause.' An analysis of the films has revealed that the movie industry was not prepared to discard the societal norms of the decade. The motion pictures have only represented the industry's ability to capitalize on social issues and the public's curiosity on the youth's responses to these issues, as portrayed by actors Marlon Brando and James Dean, in promoting social values during that period." [Expanded Academic Index]

Braudy, Leo
"'No Body's Perfect': Method Acting and 50s Culture." Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 191-215, Winter 1996.

Cartier, Marie.
"The Butch Woman Inside James Dean or 'What Kind of Person Do You Think a Girl Wants?'" Sexualities: Studies in Culture and Society. 6 (3-4): 443-58. 2003 Nov.
"This article suggests that because during the Second World War legions of women, for the first time, could legitimately be employed, this economic freedom facilitated a freedom to create a new kind of masculinity-that of the butch. These butches dated femmes, a new kind of woman. This type of coupling was apparent in urban culture, but was not presented on film. This article explores the idea that James Dean, an admitted homosexual, acted in Rebel Without a Cause as a butch woman, cloaked in the guise of his fictional heterosexuality. This gives heterosexual men the permission to learn the new masculinity that had been created during the war-by butch women. Dean is the perfect butch for Judy (played by Natalie Wood), except he is a male-or is he? Is it a coincidence that Hilary Swank's Oscar-winning role in Boys Don't Cry was frequently compared to a "young James Dean"? What are the implications of Dean's gender bending? Was Dean a new kind of man-or woman?" [Communications Abstracts]

Castiglia, Christopher.
"Rebel without a Closet." In: Engendering men : the question of male feminist criticism / edited by Joseph A. Boone & Michael Cadden. pp: 207-221. New York : Routledge, 1990.
Main Stack PS152.E49 1990
Moffitt PS152.E49 1990

Doherty, Thomas Patrick.
"Dangerous Youth" In: Teenagers and teenpics : the juvenilization of American movies in the 1950s / Thomas Doherty. Rev. and expanded ed. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.D53 2002

Glatzer, Richard
"Daddy cool." Sight & Sound Vol V nr 8 (Aug 1995); p 61
"Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause is less about sex than about how we form makeshift families to compensate for the failure of blood ties. Had it resolved itself into a simple boy-girl romance, the film would not have the same resonance as it has. Instead, Ray offers us his three principal characters, alone in a deserted mansion, trying to recreate the bonds of family.' [Art Index]

Hankin, Kelly
"Rebel without a choice?: femme spectatorship in Hollywood cinema." Velvet Light Trap nr 41 (Spring 1998); p 3-18
Demonstrates a model for lesbian femme spectatorship. Provides a reading of "Rebel without a cause" as a butch-femme narrative.

Hoberman, J.
"On the brink of the wild frontier: Kiss Me Deadly, Rebel Without a Cause." In: An army of phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / J. Hoberman. New York : The New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2011.
Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011 AVAILABLE
Pacific Film Archive PN1995.9.P6 H62 2011

Jarvie, Ian C.
"America's Sociological Movies." Arts In Society, 1973, 10, 2, Sum-Fall, 171-181
"Reflection on & criticism of society is a persistent theme in the popular american cinema. "Characteristically, American movies deal with situations where the social forms are changing, or where an agent wants to change them, or where an agent is changing his place within society." "Mildred pierce" is about the strains of upward mobility; "Rebel Without a Cause" showed deprivation was not the sole cause of delinquency; "The Graduate" & "five easy pieces" are about alienation & the loss of life-goals in affluence. The latest ethnic movie, "The Godfather" is about heredity dominating environment." [Sociological Abstracts]

Larue, Johanne
"A la défense de James Dean." Séquences nr 159-160 (Sept 1992); p 7, 9, 11
Reappraises the performances of James Dean in "East of Eden", "Giant" and "Rebel without a cause"; incl. an assessment of method acting in general.

Leibman, Nina C.
"Leave mother out: the fifties family in American film and television." Wide Angle Vol X nr 4 (1988); p 24-41
The portrayal of the family in US films and tv programmes of the 1950's, such as "Rebel without a cause" and "Giant", stresses the negative influence of the mother.

McVay, Doug
"Rebel without a cause." Films & Filming Vol XXIII nr 11 (Aug 1977); p 16-24
Analysis of the film.

Rappaport, Mark.
"The Picture in Sal Mineo's Locker." Senses of Cinema: an Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious & Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 21:(no pagination). 2002 July-Aug

"Rebel without a cause." (review) America v. 94 (November 5 1955) p. 168

"Rebel without a cause." (review) The Nation v. 181 (December 3 1955) p. 486

"Rebel without a cause." (review) The New Yorker v. 31 (November 5 1955) p. 132

"Rebel without a cause." (review) Newsweek v. 46 (November 7 1955) p. 117

"Rebel without a cause." (review) Saturday Review v. 38 (November 5 1955) p. 28

"Rebel without a cause." (review) Time v. 66 (November 28 1955) p. 104

Rebel without a cause : approaches to a maverick masterwork J. David Slocum, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005.
Table of contents
MAIN: PN1997.R365 S66 2005

Reynolds, Simon
"Angry young precursors: Rebel without a cause." In: The sex revolts : gender, rebellion, and rock'n'roll / Simon Reynolds and Joy Press. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Music ML82.R53 1995

Simmons, Jerold.
"The Censoring of Rebel Without a Cause." Journal of Popular Film & Television. 23(2):57-63. 1995 Summer
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"Details the scenes of sex and violence that featured teenagers in Rebel without a Cause (1955) and that made the film subject to close examination by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America's Production Code Administration and the British Board of Film Censors. The censors' demands did not significantly diminish the effect of the released film." [America History & Life]

Simmons, Jerold.
"Violent youth: the censoring and public reception of The Wild One and The Blackboard Jungle." Film History; 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p381-391, 11p
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Stern, Stewart
"Rebel without a cause : screenplay." Best American screenplays. complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas ; foreword by Frank Capra. First series : 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, c1986.
Main Stack PN1997.A1.B36 1986

Waller, Marguerite
"Poetic Influence in Hollywood: "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Star Wars." Diacritics 10:3 (1980:Fall) 57
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White, Susan
"'You Want a Good Crack in the Mouth?': Rebel without a Cause, Violence, and the Cinema of Nicholas Ray." In: Rebel without a cause : approaches to a maverick masterwork / J. David Slocum, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.R365 S66 2005

Wilson, George M.
"Nicholas Ray's Rebel without a cause." In: Narration in light : studies in cinematic point of view / George M. Wilson. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1986.
Main Stack PN1995.W5841 1986
Philosophy PN1995.W5841 1986
Moffitt PN1995.W5841 1986

Wood, Chris.
"Finding the Father: A Psychoanalytic Study of Rebel without a Cause." Senses of Cinema: an Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious & Eclectic Discussion of Cinema. 5:(no pagination). 2000 Apr

They Live By Night

Biskind, P.
""They live by night" by daylight." Sight & Sound v. 45 no. 4 (Aut 1976) p. 218-22
UC users only
Revaluation of Ray's film.

Capp, Rose
"Nicholas Ray, a Sentimental Bloke" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 20, pp. (no pagination), May 2002.

Gomery, Douglas
"The Forties In Hollywood: Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night." The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television 5 [Summer 1972] p. 25

Rancière, Jacques
"Le cinéma de Marie." Cahiers du Cinéma nr 527 (Sept 1998); p 42-44
Analysis of three films: "Le livre de Marie", "Oyu-sama" and "They live by night".

The True Story of Jesse James

Anderson, C.
"Jesse James, the bourgeois bandit: the transformation of a popular hero." [in Ray's The True story of Jesse James]. Cinema Journal v. 26 (Fall 1986) p. 43-64

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