A Streetcar Named Desire (Original Director's Version)
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Pulitzer-Prize-winning "A Streetcar Named Desire" dates from the peak of Williams's creativity, the period between 1944 ("A Glass Menagerie") and 1955 ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," his second Pulitzer-winner). After its successful 1947 run on Broadway, "Streetcar" was adapted into a screenplay by Williams himself for this movie produced and directed by Elia Kazan, starring the entire Broadway cast except Jessica Tandy, who was replaced by the star of the play's London production, Vivien Leigh. The piece takes its title from one of the New Orleans streetcar lines that protagonist Blanche DuBois (Leigh) rides on her way to the apartment of her sister Stella (Kim Hunter), foreshadowing her later path, from (ever-unfulfilled) Desire to Cemetery (death, or the loss of reality) and a street called Elysian Fields, like the ancient mythological land of the dead.Read more ›
The problem is with the DVD which hasn't been restored at all making for very, very poor picture and sound quality. With the advent of Blu-Ray, here's hoping they would take this opportunity to totally remaster this film and to add good bonus features which are totally missing here. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or DTS THX sound options would be a real treat.
This is a good film but I recommend you wait for a much better restored version to surface and not to waste your hard earned money on this very, very poor DVD version.
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Even though it's a classic I hated how men at that time berated and belittled women. I would not recommend this movie to anyone.Published 4 days ago by Carol J. Wilson
Although this movie is a classic and is pretty great with fantastic acting it drags a little bit in some parts. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
I had always wanted to see this movie and when I finally did I enjoyed it. The acting is superb.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great study tool for ENGL 1102 class. Very close to the original play!Published 2 months ago by Tina G. Rull