Splendor in the Grass (1961) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Elia Kazan, Charles H. Maguire and William Inge.
Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Natalie Wood||Nominated|
|Best Writing||William Inge||Won|
Splendor in the Grass (1961): Natalie Wood and Warren BeattyBy 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 2, 2019 From 4 Star Films
Like William Inge’s earlier piece, Picnic, or some of Tennessee Williams’ most substantial work, Splendor in the Grass seems to hinge on the fact its content is in some way pushing the envelope as far as social issues and subsequent taboos go. It’s no surprise Elia Kazan was often ... Read full article
Splendor in the Grass (1961)By Beatrice on Jul 4, 2017 From Flickers in Time
Splendor in the Grass? Directed by Elia Kazan Written by William Inge 1961/USA Warner Bros./Newtown Productions First viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Elia Kazan makes both doomed young love and small-town Kansas look absolutely beautiful. Deanie (Natalie Wood... Read full article
Ticklish Business: Splendor in the Grass (1961)on Nov 28, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Ticklish Business returns, honoring TCM’s Star of the Month Natalie Wood. Guest Diana Bosch and I talk about Wood’s transition from child to adult in 1961’s Splendor in the Grass. I also read some of your favorite Natalie Wood movies. Feel free to leave a review on iTunes! If you h... Read full article
The Green, Green Grass of Sexual Frustration – A Quickie Review of Splendor In The Grass (1961)By Michael on Mar 20, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings
Okay, I admit it, like most teenagers I wet through my share of angst and sexual frustration, but damn, have these kids got it bad. Wait, did I say teenagers? Yeah, I did. And honestly, that’s one of this movies biggest problems. At the time this movie was made, both Warren Beatty (making his ... Read full article
Splendor in the GrassBy RBuccicone on May 16, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies
Splendor in the Grass (1961) ???? I watched Elia Kazan‘s Splendor in the Grass?last weekend and have not been able to stop thinking about it since. I find with any era of movies, the ones you keep talking about or mulling over?hours and days later are the ones that will find their place in mov... Read full article
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Wilma Dean: I'm not. I'm not a nice girl.
Wilma Dean: [voiceover] Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.
Wilma Dean: No, mom! I'm not spoiled! I'm not spoiled mom! I'm just as fresh and virginal like the day I was born, mom!
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Even though they were supposed to be playing teenagers, Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty were approximately 23 and 24 respectively at the time of filming. As a result, Elia Kazan decided that the other actors who were to play teenagers in the film should be in their early to mid-twenties as a way to make it easier for the audience to accept Wood and Beatty as teenagers rather than as adults playing teens.
Although Elia Kazan had planned to film the movie in Kansas, a severe drought forced him to relocate all shooting to New York state. The waterfall in the film is located in High Falls, New York, in the Catskills.
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