Rather than spending our entire lives trying to recreate moments and relive certain “hours”, “nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass , of glory in the flower.” Wordsworth meant this to mean our childhood, whether it be childhood loves, innocence or the purity of naivety.
Because this was pretty much the world view of Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). And it’s Wordsworth who originally coined the phrase “Splendour In The Grass” in his poem Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.
Splendor in the Grass was nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Natalie Wood). William Inge won for Best Screenplay.
That lurching walk that Ace Stamper has – that was as good as I could walk.” Even though they were supposed to be playing teenagers, Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty were approximately 22 and 23 respectively at the time of filming.
It’s 1928 in oil rich southeast Kansas. High school seniors Bud Stamper and Deanie Loomis are in love with each other. Bud, the popular football captain, and Deanie , the sensitive soul, are “good” kids who have only gone as far as kissing. Unspoken to each other, they expect to get married to each other one day.
In his first movie, Warren Beatty stars with Natalie Wood as a popular high school couple in love on the eve of the Great Depression. Stream the entire movie at Netflix by clicking here.
Filmed in New York City at Filmways Studios, Splendor in the Grass is based on people whom screenwriter William Inge knew while growing up in Kansas in the 1920s. Inge wrote it first as a novel , then as a screenplay.
1a : great brightness or luster : brilliancy. b : magnificence, pomp. 2 : something splendid the splendors of the past. Other Words from splendor Synonyms More Example Sentences Learn More about splendor .
The Stamper’s “spoiled,” willful, “headstrong,” 20s flapper daughter Ginny (“Sister” or Virginia) (Barbara Loden), with bleached hair and makeup, has been something of an embarrassing disappointment for the family – at finishing school, she broke all the rules and was expelled; then at a university, she went “hog wild”