"Though nothing can bring back the hour / Of splendour in the grass, / of glory in the flower, / We will grieve not, rather find / Strength in what remains behind": a perfect description of the current situation of the American Cinema.
Natalie Wood is such maniac dream in this! The way she looks to the edge and jumps off in her performance could make Joan Crawford blush! Here we have a psychosexual melodrama that delivers a desperately sad love story that predates Degrassi making tawdry teen drama an actual thing. Love affects in many blind ways. Especially when social status and mental health (synonymous to together) are in the way.
Another masterstroke by Kazan. Wood gives a career defining performance here, and Beatty shines in his debut. All the accolades have already been said over and over about this one, but damn if they arent all correct. Beyond essential. A great film by one of the true auteurs of cinema.
Cette merveilleuse histoire d'un amour impossible, entre la fuite du temps et la pression sociale et parentale, reste un incomparable et inoubliable moment de cinéma dont on retiendra aussi l'excellence et la pertinence de l'interprétation de l'ensemble des acteurs principaux mais aussi, il faut le noter, secondaires... www.cinefiches.com