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A Streetcar Named Desire
...Blanche, who wanted so much to stay a lady...
A Streetcar Named Desire is the film adaptation from the play by Tennessee Williams and directed by Elia Kazan. The film tells the drama story of the conflict between run down southern states and the exemplary industrial states in the north. Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
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A Streetcar Named Desire, The Construction of Character:
Four aspects of "character" include 1) the mimetic aspect, which concentrates on the character’s resemblance to the sort of individual that the actor is attempting to portray, 2) the synthetic aspect, which focuses less on the disposition of the character and more on their specific function within the story, 3) the thematic aspect, which concentrates on the way in which the character effectively (or ineffectively) communicates the narrative themes, and 4) the enacted aspect, which focuses on the manner in which the character’s “physical appearance, personality, and interpretation of the role” influence the way that the audience reads said character.
The mimetic aspect of Blanche, the main…
I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.
What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live in her fantasy world, free from her past and under the protection of her sister. These desires crash with such furiosity that no one is going to get unharmed from it. Such is life. We may believe we have full…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
While A Streetcar Named Desire is notably Tenessee William's play, it is most definitely Elia Kazan's film. William's play is about Blanche's inability to face the truth of her situation, and Kazan takes this basic premise and turns it into a film about the decline of melodrama and the birth of realism.
It's almost too appropriate that Vivien Leigh is the one to play Blanche DuBois, an aged Southern belle (Belle Reve could easily be another name for Terra) comes to the home of her sister, Stella, and meets her rough hunk of a husband, Stanley. While it's Leigh who represents the dying state of melodrama, Brando is the figure of realism that towers…
Film #25 of 25 in the Exploring My Birth Year challenge
Three of the four stars here earned Academy Awards for their performances: Vivien Leigh for Best Leading Actress as Blanche Dubois, who is gradually succumbing to madness; Kim Hunter for Best Supporting Actress as her pregnant sister Stella; and Karl Malden for Best Supporting Actor as Blanche's erstwhile boyfriend Mitch, torn between his desires and sensibilities.
Only Marlon Brando, who was nominated for Best Leading Actor, failed to come up with an Oscar, but it certainly wasn't for lack of character. He plays Stella's crude but honest husband Stanley Kowalski. In fact, Brando nails the role and shows a wonderfully volatile nature in his second feature appearance,…
marlon brando... soaking wet in a ripped t-shirt............. fuck
Sadly I have never had the pleasure of reading Tennessee Williams play let alone ever seeing it performed. After learning of the differences between play and film, I've kind of staggered a bit due to this extreme form of censorship. When I think of it, I can only envision it making the film all the better if these differences were included. But when it comes down to it, with having no previous knowledge of these drastic changes until now. I can still safely say A Streetcar Named Desire is a perfect film on its own and separate from its theater counterpart.
Rewatching this has cemented in my mind, that this film above all others is indeed Kazan's best film and…
Offenbar habe ich den Film einmal zu Schulzeiten im Englisch Leistungskursus gesehen, als wir das Buch gelesen haben. Ich kann mich aber auch irren. Auf jedenfall war er als Video geloggt.
Auf der großen Leinwand ziehen mich dann aber doch die Schauspieler immer mehr in den Bann als auf dem Fernseher. Vivian Leigh überzeugt in der Rolle der Blanche, die sich am Rande des Nervenzusammenbruch bewegt. Das Wechselspiel zu Ihrer Schwester Stella (Kim Hunter toll gewählt), die gemeinsam in besseren Verhältnissen groß geworden sind und dem Schwager Stanley aus einfachen Verhältnissen wird in einer Tour de Force als Kammerspiel durchgespielt. Großartig auch Karl Malden als Freund Mitch, der Interesse an Blanche hat. Ein bisschen zu lang um mich vollends zu überzeugen.
Тот неловкий момент, когда не ожидаешь что зацепит.
Я не был знаком с творчеством Теннесси Уильямса, но драматургия у фильма отличная. Дует Вивьен Ли и Марлон Брандо - уже сам повод обязательно посмотреть этот фильм. Это психологическая драма, где ты уже и сам не знаешь, верить или нет очередным словам Бланш. Её судьба довольно трагична и она мечется в поисках выхода довольно жалкими методами.
Vivien Leigh gives one of those rare performances that can truly be said to evoke pity and terror. As Blanche DuBois, she looks and acts like a destroyed Dresden shepherdess. No one since the early Lillian Gish and the almost unknown, plaintive Nadia Sibirskaya of MENILMONTANT (1926) has had this quality of hopeless, feminine frailty; Shakespeare must have had a woman like this in mind when he conceived Ophelia. Blanche's plea "I don't want realism ... I want magic!" is central to STREETCAR. When Marlon Brando, as the realist Stanley Kowalski, cuts through her pretensions and responds to her flirting with a direct sexual assault, the system of illusions that holds her together breaks down, and he is revealed as…
Blanche DuBois: Straight? What's 'straight'? A line can be straight, or a street. But the heart of a human being?
After reading the play (which is identical to the movie except for minor details) I can faithfully say that this is the best form of entertainment ever. This movie, the play, BOTH. Blanche's boiling monologues and both the inner and outer conflict that lends itself to the (the ending in the movie is just dumb considering Stanley & Stella's relationship) ending which is both sad and happily conclusive.
Immortal classics i"ve recently revealed for myself. Brilliant impressive acting of Brando-Leigh duet makes this film to be one of the sparkrling pearls in Hollywood collection.
could be half an hour shorter
I love this movie.
Even though I have already dedicated one or two sentences to this film im an earlier review, after thinking about this movie it deserves something better and grander.
The movie begins with a jazzy musical que conducted and written by Alex North, who's score is said to be one of the most influential of it's time. Blanche DuBois (Vivein Leigh) is a high school English teacher who decides to move in with her sister, Stella, and her brute of a brother in-law, Stanley Kowalski (played by Kim Hunter and Marlon Brando respectively). Her dark past is unknown to the viewer as visually she is introduced to us in a thick cloud of smoke, and like magic she appears, with that…
Viveigh Leigh IS Blanche dubious. I hate the ending so much.
I have come to acknowledge and accept my mental illness for some time now. For the most part I have…