Cinema: Love in Kazansas

Splendor in the Grass (Warner). Director Elia Kazan, who for about 20 years has exerted a powerful but often Freudulent influence on the art and ethos of the U.S. stage and screen, is a man who believes that every slice of life is a Wiener Schnitzel. The theory works pretty well with the plays of Tennessee Williams, which Kazan perennially directs, because most of Williams' characters are merely engaged in a morbid game of tag your id. It works less well with the plays of William Inge, which Kazan occasionally directs, because most of...

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