Splendor in the Grass

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Released 1961

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Director:
Elia Kazan
Released:
1961
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Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 drama starring Warren Beatty, in his first film, (Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe and Mrs. Miller) and Natalie Wood (West Side Story, Gypsy, Love with the Proper Stranger). The film centers around Deanie Loomis, (Natalie Wood) a sexually-repressed girl who is unable to realize her sexual desires with her boyfriend Bud Stamper (Warren Beatty). Her mother warns her about the risks of intercourse, and the reputation that follows one who engages in sexual activity, especially when young. Bud experiences similar pressures at home from his parents who rebuke his older sister's sexual promiscuity and liberal lifestyle. Deanie and Bud are driven into a maddened state as they combat their carnal urges. Their sexual repression ultimately leads to intense heartbreak. Things take a turn for the worse when Deanie becomes clinically depressed. The film was written by William Inge and directed by Elia Kazan. Splendor in Grass won an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen. Wood's performance earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.moreless
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