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A Streetcar Named Desire (The Original Restored Version) [Blu-ray Book]
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A Streetcar Named Desire 60th Ann. (BD Book) (The Original Restored Version)
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: THE ORIGINAL RESTORED VERSION is the film moviegoers would have seen in 1951 had not Legion of Decency censorship occurred at the last minute. Making itsBlu-ray™ debut, stunningly restored and digitally remastered to brilliant 1080p clarity, this classic is presented in a collectible, premium 40-page Blu-ray book format, with behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, biographies and more! Elia Kazan masterfully directs Tennessee Williams' masterpiece starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter. Nominated for an unprecedented 12 Academy Awards,® includingBest Picture, and winner of 4,* its contributions to film continue to be celebrated, holding its place on the AFI's list of Top 100 Films.]]>
-Three minutes of previously unseen footage underscoring, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) passion for husband Stanley.
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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 ›
This is the harsh and burning tale of an emotionally fragile woman, Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) who goes to find shelter under her younger sister Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) roof in New Orleans after losing their inherited southern plantation estate. Marlon Brando is Stella's rough, sexually volatile husband Stanley. Driving this fervent tale is the war of wills that is waged between Leigh's fading Southern Belle and Brando's blue collar brute.
After having recently viewed this movie after so many years away from it, I was much struck by the distinct transformation that my own reaction to this story had undergone over the years - as if living in the world a decade longer had completely altered my perspective. Watching this in my twenties, I saw a madly impassioned play depicting unheeded fervor and unrequited yearnings - a fierce romance. It had been impossible to take my eyes off Brando, his presence on the screen and the power of his performance were so palpable. I even found some of his cruel outbursts, his pointed darts aimed with such cold precision, amusing.Read more ›
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A play about birth and death, about a clash of values, about decay, and about survival. A magnificent script that generates magnificent performances. Read morePublished 15 days ago by T. Tinker
I have one word to describe this movie: "Stellaaaaaaaaaaaa." Also, Marlon Brando is hot. OH and the movie is in black and white, I'm sure that was expected but for some... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Clavito
This is a great movie! I am 36 and I rented this because I watched a documentary on Vivien Leigh, did not regret it this a classic! Read morePublished 1 month ago by christen Reed
Great Film! I consider it a classic. Vivien Leigh's performance is the best thing about the film in my opinion. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. Movie Lover
I bought this in honor of my Mom who died recently. It was one of her favorites and mine. Marlon is such a dreamboatPublished 1 month ago by Carol Berry
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