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Elia Kazan: 1909-2003

Natalie and Warren

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,
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be,
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering,
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

—Wordsworth

Elia also directed (among others):

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” 1945
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1951
“On the Waterfront,” 1954
“East of Eden,” 1955
“A Face in the Crowd,” 1957
“The Arrangement,” 1969
“The Visitors,” 1972
“The Last Tycoon,” 1976

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  1. Rob | September 30, 2003 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I love the Wordsworth piece. I remember a tune from the early 90s, titled the Days of Swine and Roses, performed by My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. In that tune, MLWTTKK sampled Natalie Wood’s velvety recital of these tender lines from the movie Splendor in the Grass. She was waxing meloncholy about what could have been with Warren Beatty.

  2. Laura in DC | September 30, 2003 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    This is off-topic and I apologize, but I am guessing from your links that you are a Howard Dean supporter, and I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to contribute to the September to Remember challenge. If you want to donate, I am about $90 short of my personal goal. If you want to donate through my site and help me reach my goal, you can do so here. Sorry to post off-topic!

  3. M | September 30, 2003 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Yay for MLWTTKK! My favorite tune of theirs is the Wasted Time Lap Dance.

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