Lit teacher (Martine Bartlett) calls upon Wilma-Dean (Natalie Wood), seated behind Juanita (Jan Norris) who's just taken up with her boyfriend, to read a poem, in Splendor In The Grass, 1961, from William Inge's original screenplay.
Vincente Minnelli uses his own The Bad And The Beautiful, with Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas, here playing Jack, in a screening room with director Kruger (Edward G. Robinson), Davie (George Hamilton) exploding, Veronica (Dahlia Lavi) left behind, in Two Weeks In Another Town, 1962.
Quick descent into weirdness as 1920's Kansas teens Wilma-Dean (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty) arrive home then have to dodge her mother, in Elia Kazan's Splendor In The Grass, 1961, from William Inge's screenplay.
On a Rome-area beach after a night out with new girlfriend Veronica (Dahlia Lavi), movie star Jack (Kirk Douglas), fresh off three years in a sanitarium, reflects on his career, in Vincente Minnelli's Two Weeks In Another Town, 1962.
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Warren Beatty, in an auspicious debut, and Natalie Wood are teens in love, torn apart by family, sexual and peer pressures.
In 1952, star Kirk Douglas, director Vincente Minnelli, producer John Houseman and screenwriter Charles Schnee teamed for what manyconsider the greatest drama ever made about Hollywood: The Bad and the Beautiful. Ten years later, they took another powerfulinsider's look at the movie business, this time adapting a book by Irwin Shaw. Douglas portrays has-been screen idol Jack Andrus.Just out of a sanitarium, Jack grabs at a small role in a movie shot in Rome by a director (Edward G. Robinson) whose career is alsoon the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over, realizing this is his last shot at personal and professional redemption.Trenchant, confrontational, intensified by Minnelli's genius for color, Two Weeks in Another Town captures the passion of creativepeople facing the abyss.
Screen idol Jack Andrus just out of a sanitarium grabs at a role in a movie shot in Rome by a director whose career is also on the skids. When the director falls ill, Jack takes over.
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