... you can learn from:
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Wilma Dean: Didn't you ever feel that way about Dad?Mrs. Loomis: Your father never laid a hand on me until we were married. Then I... I just gave in because a wife has to. A woman doesn't enjoy those things the way a man does. She just lets her husband come near her in order to have children.
The insane sexual politics of Splendor in the Grass never fail to amuse me - the utter hysteria that Natalie Wood spirals off into over Warren Beatty's hot cock is the most understandable emotional experience I have ever had in a movie theater.
This is probably my favorite Wood performance, although I'm not by any means an expert on her - I've seen the seminal roles, the Miracle on 34th Streets and the Searchers and the Rebel Without a Causes, but there are plenty that've slipped by. So here on the 79th anniversary of her birth I ask...
What's your favorite Natalie Wood performance?