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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

3 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Elia Kazan

Looking for a benchmark in movie acting? Breakthrough performances don't come much more electrifying than Marlon Brando's animalistic turn as Stanley Kowalski inA Streetcar Named Desire.Sweaty, brutish, mumbling, yet with the balanced grace of … see full wiki

Director: Elia Kazan
Genre: Classics, Drama
3 reviews about A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Quick Tip by . March 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
An astounding adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams' play that stands the test of time 60 years later. Marlon Brando gives a performance that sizzles with sexuality, seething anger, and insecurity. Kim Hunter is terrific as Stella.   Elia Kazan, the original director of the play, brought all of Williams' brilliant, poetic realism to the screen in a remarkable film powered by a great cast. Even after the film was censored during its initial release, it still had the power …
review by . May 08, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
"A Streetcar Named Desire"    The Kindness of Strangers    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    I have wanted to review this film for a long time and now that I am on vacation, I decided it was time for a New Orleans guy to try to have his say. I recently brought home the wonderful seven volume DVD set of "The Tennessee Williams Film Collection" and have been working my way through reacquainting myself with some of the greatest films ever made. …
review by . August 01, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
For various reasons, I have never liked either the play or the film on which it is based but remain fascinated with the human experiences which Tennessee Williams examines. The character of Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando) dominates the narrative but his wife Stella (Kim Hunter) really is the stronger person. Pregnant, she is visited by her sister Blanche Dubois (Vivien Leigh) who arrives with enough emotional baggage to keep a regiment of psychotherapists busy. She and Stanley have an immediate …
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