Nicholas Ray was an American film director best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause, as well as an experimental work produced throughout the 1970s titled We Can’t Go Home Again that was unfinished at the time of Ray’s death from lung cancer. Ray’s compositions within the Cinemascope frame and use of color are particularly well regarded. He was an important influence on the French New Wave: Jean-Luc Godard famously wrote, “Cinema is Nicholas Ray.”
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