Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Top 8 DVD Reviews (so far): “Splendor in the Grass”

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Of the first 100 TweeterFlix DVD reviews, here’s number 5 (so far):

Splendor in the Grass

I’d pretty much recommend anything from Elia Kazan. And “Splendor” is no different. This features a very young Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty as high school students in love. Her desire not to give in, leads to their breakup and ultimately to her breakdown. While it doesn’t have the grittiness of “A Streetcar Named Desire” or “On the Waterfront,” the story is just as powerful. My review from Twitter: Natalie Wood tries to keep her virtue and ends up in a straight jacket. Not exactly a strong case for abstinence. 9 (out of 10)

Number 6: “Thirteen”

Coming up next: “The Fog of War”

“Splendor in the Grass"

Released: 1961

Rating: NR

Length: 124 minutes

Cast: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Director: Elia Kazan

Genre(s): Drama

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