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Splendor in the Grass

Classics and Drama movie directed by Elia Kazan

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  • Aug 28, 2009
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It makes me cry every time....Splendor in the Grass with a young Warren Beatty, directed by legendary Elia Kazan..Natalie Wood at her best!
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review by . April 01, 2009
Splendor in the Grass
Right before the stock market crash, Wilma Dean (Natalie Wood) is caught in the "nice girl" trap in 1928 Kansas, her generation ruled by Victorian mores: nice girls don't do certain things or their reputations will be ruined and they won't be able to get married. Deanie's parents support their daughter in her romance with the wealthy Bud Stamper (Warren Beatty), seeing in him "the opportunity of a lifetime". The sensitive son yearns for Deanie, but his arrogant father (masterfully played by Pat …
review by . October 10, 2003
The quotation from Wordsworth's poem from which William Inge derived the title of his screenplay (for which he received an Academy Award) offers an insight into the tendency of young people to ignore or minimize the importance of certain decisions they make which can have significant long-term impact on their adult lives. This is essentially a sad movie in several respects as Wilma Dean Loomis (Natalie Wood) and Bud Stamper (Warren Beatty) struggle without much success to establish a stable relationship …
review by . January 08, 2003
Pros: beautiful scenery and beautiful people     Cons: ages seemed a little far fetched     The Bottom Line: huh?     It’s a rare treat when I get to watch an oldie like this one and enjoy it, kind of a guilty pleasure. Got a real kick out of the credits which are shown before the viewing - “Introducing Warren Beatty” - well, who knew?      Our main players are sports hero Bud [Warren Beatty], who comes from …
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Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 07/12/2005 Run time: 124 minutes Rating: Nr
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Director: Elia Kazan
Genre: Classics, Drama
Screen Writer: William Inge
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
Runtime: 124 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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