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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…
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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…
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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,…
A Streetcar Named Desire is a picture-perfect theatre piece featuring a pair of Hollywood superstars locking horns in a fight to the death. While a timelessly handsome, and still relatively unknown, Brando saunters on-screen in the role he was born to play, Vivien Leigh gives her final great performance before she was handed one of the most well-earned Academy Awards in Hollywood history. It’s a battle of wills between a veteran and a rookie but one with a level playing field and sensational results.
As one of Tennessee Williams’ most widely adapted and studied plays, Streetcar is given the care and attention it deserves as Elia Kazan crafts each set piece, musical insert, and hot-tempered interaction between his characters with…
marlon brando... soaking wet in a ripped t-shirt............. fuck
So, there are two possible interpretations of this film. One, being the novel of the typical mindless drama of "who said this" and "he did that", which targets audiences. However, the film has its own profound thought from where I draw an analytical and philosophical conclusions the film made me interpret.
First of all, I think the main course or theme is even put in the title, which is the part of desire. Desire, from what is said by Blanche to Mitch is "death is the opposite of desire" and by that, it means that if the opposite of death is life. Therefore, to desire most be to feel alive. But now, this is where it get´s tricky. To feel…
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I've always heard about marlon's charisma but I never got it until this movie, also Blanche let me protect you!!
Marlon Brando is the greatest actor of all time ever to step foot in front of a camera. Period. Of this I have no doubt. I am obsessed with Brando--his life, his method, his philosophy. But more than anything I admire his absolute commitment and the utter realism he employs in all his roles. His Stanley Kowalski is disgusting and charming, violent and loving, and one of the great theatrical character creations translated onscreen. Brando is perfection.
The rest of this movie also exists.
Something like an adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire is tricky to do because of its theatricality and flowery dialogue best served through seeing it onstage or reading in a classroom setting, and it is mostly…
A Streetcar Named Desire. This Classic is such a Classic! I have watched this gem numerous times and not ones gotten tired to Watch Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando spin their magic as tragic, broken, heroic characters made out of flesh and blood.
Marlon Brando performance was really making me sweat.
Personally, the most believable portrayal of anger on film.
We watched this in english and the kid sitting next to me got a boner halfway though and it wasnt even during a particularly sexual part But i suppose if i had a weenie that same thing wouldve happened to me too so who am I to judge. im not god thats who
Better experience second time round. Maybe due to recent events (Ched Evans/Trump et al?) which underlines that it is still a potent and relevant film. Would have to go a long way to surpass this cinematic version on the stage.
It's got this meaningful kind of silence between characters that I feel like you don't get as often now. The camera didn't feel indulgent, like "ooh la la, look at this," which I think fit well with the overall tone, where you have to decide for yourself who's bad, who has good intentions, and if it matters or not.
I liked this better than Blue Jasmine maybe because it wasn't contemporary. Blue Jasmine felt kind of trite, where this seemed more real or plausible. Marlon Brando's hardened character may have had a lot to say about that.
Fun drinking game: take a shot every time Blanche wants to take a bath/is bathing in this film. Vivien Leigh is such a STAR.
And ugh, Marlon Brando.....wet in the rain, oiled up, shirtless....it was too much for my little heart to handle.
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