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MILAN, Italy and LOS ANGELES, California – Gucci, The Film Foundation and Warner Bros. Entertainment are pleased to announce the 2013 restoration of Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955). The new 4K digital restoration, which was restored by Warner Bros. in association with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, and funded by Warner Bros., Gucci and The Film Foundation, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Bing Theater on November 1, 2013. The film will be introduced by Martin Scorsese, who will be joined by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini and LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan as co-hosts of the evening.
Nicholas Ray’s iconic film Rebel Without a Cause tells the story of a troubled teen, Jim Stark (James Dean), who moves to a new town and quickly makes enemies with the local high school gang. The film immortalized James Dean; launched the Hollywood careers of Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, and Dennis Hopper; and captured the zeitgeist of the 1950s through the prism of teenage angst.
The stereo soundtrack was reconstructed by Chace Audio at Deluxe from the magnetic soundtrack stripes of release prints, commonly referred to as “Fox hole” prints due to the smaller perforations found on Cinemascope prints that were a product of Twentieth Century Fox.
The restoration of Rebel Without a Cause marks the tenth collaboration between Gucci and The Film Foundation. Through this long-term partnership, Gucci celebrates its own 92-year history, which has been strongly influenced by cinema.
In 2006- A Woman Under The Influence (1974, d. John Cassavetes)
In 2007- Le Amiche (1955, d. Michelangelo Antonioni)
In 2008- Wanda (1970, d. Barbara Loden)
In 2009- Senso (1954, d. Luchino Visconti)
In 2010- Il Gattopardo (1963, d. Luchino Visconti)
In 2010- La Dolce Vita (1960, d. Federico Fellini)
In 2011- support of the restoration of We Can’t Go Home Again (1976, d. Nicholas Ray)
In 2012- Once Upon A Time In America (1984, d. Sergio Leone)
In 2012- Il Caso Mattei (1972, d. Francesco Rosi)
In 2013- Rebel Without a Cause (1955, d. Nicholas Ray)
Through the “Cinema Visionaries” series, Gucci and The Film Foundation screen these restored titles at select international film festivals and museums around the world.