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The 1955 classic film Rebel Without A Cause was one of the first movies to tackle the delicate issues of adolescence Teenagers in this film are portrayed as being disobedient and rebellious towards their parents One of the main characters in this film Jim Stark is rebelling against the expectation of turning out like his father At the same time Jim is also trying to fit in with his peers He rebels going out drinking and getting into fights whilst experiencing a lot of confusion and feeling like he doesnt belong This film shows what it was like to be an adolescent in the 50s where parents had expectations of their kids to be miniature versions of themselves The clothes they wore for example Jeans and a leather jacket were considered to be rebellious by the older generations Up until this point in time the issue of teenage subcultures didnt really exist The film was set to shock audiences as it dealt with issues which barely even existed and were very rarely talked about To Sir With Love is a well-known film from the late 60s Unlike Rebel Without A Cause this film was set in the poorer parts of London where different socialising factors shaped and moulded the adolescents in different ways In this film an African American man starts his new job as a schoolteacher where the students are known for their bad behaviour and extremely poor manors His class is a bunch of teenagers who have no respect for authority let alone their own peers All of the kids come from poor families many of them having other family issues to deal with as well Eventually the teacher manages to gain the respect of the class and teaches them how to act like adults so they can cope with the grown up world He also managed to earn their trust and helps them out with their own more personal issues Puberty Blues
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