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‘Rebel’ By James Franco Recreates Classic James Dean

— June 18, 2012 — Pop Culture
This video launch is part two to ‘Rebel’ by James Franco, an adaptation to James Dean’s 1955 film 'Rebel Without a Cause.'

This is a film by Matt Black and the two-part expose demonstrates how Franco attempts to seek out the mythology around the great James Dean. This interesting series is an art exhibition showcased at Los Angeles’ MOCA. In part two, Franco continues to explore the myths dealing with 'Rebel Without a Cause,' revealing parts about his interpretation of the film that lean towards the artsy side.

Franco talks about the iconic fight scenes in the film and how he works to actualize the action. This adaptation is a twisted version dealing with teenage rebellion where viewers are able to see naked women in gang brawls swinging machetes with fiery. ‘Rebel’ by James Franco is an expose with a perspective that’s not mainstream.
Trend Themes
1. Cinematic Adaptation Innovations - Expanding upon existing films and creating adaptations with unique perspectives, such as 'Rebel' by James Franco, presents opportunities for subversive storytelling and artistic liberties.
2. Mythological Deconstruction Trends - Deconstructing and examining the mythology surrounding iconic figures and works creates avenues for unconventional and thought-provoking content, as seen in the 'Rebel' series by Matt Black and James Franco.
3. Art Exhibition Crossover Trends - The crossover of exhibitions and film projects, showcased in Los Angeles’ MOCA through 'Rebel' by James Franco, provides opportunities for immersive and multi-disciplinary experiences for audiences.
Industry Implications
1. Film Industry - Filmmakers and studios can harness the trend of cinematic adaptations and expand on existing works by reimagining them through unique viewpoints and unconventional storytelling techniques.
2. Art Exhibition Industry - Art exhibitions can explore the intersections between different mediums, such as film and art, and present multi-disciplinary experiences for viewers, as demonstrated in the 'Rebel' series showcased at Los Angeles’ MOCA.
3. Media and Entertainment Industry - The trend of deconstructing and examining the mythology surrounding iconic figures and works, as well as combining different forms of media for immersive experiences, presents opportunities for new and innovative content across various media platforms.
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