Mise-En-Scène In Nicolas Ray's Rebel Without A Cause
Established in 1934 by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, the PCA 's principal function was to ensure that American films contained nothing that could offend. It enforced the Production Code, a four-thousand-word document that specifically recognized the potential of movies to shape the attitudes and values of the audience and sought to prohibit the production of any picture which might "lower the moral standards of those who see it." In the name of wholesome entertainment, the Code banned nudity, vulgarity, obscenity, and profanity, and carefully restricted how crime, sex, violence, and religion could be treated on the screen”.
Despite initial studio reluctance, Rebel Without a Cause went on to become a groundbreaking film due to its depictions of American adolescents and their relationships with their families and the law. The film also cemented the actors’ status as Hollywood stars, especially James Dean, who is also considered to be a cultural icon of the