14 July 2010

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)


Now we got here in the state of Louisiana what's known as the Napoleonic code.
So basically: Blanche Dubois visits her sister, Stella, and brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in New Orleans for what seems like a vacation. From the beginning, Stanley is sceptical of Blanche's innocence and does not take a liking to her. At the plant where he works he inquires about Blanche's past and finds out how innocent she really is.

I regretted having to watch this movie because I don't like Marlon Brando. At least, until I saw this movie. He plays an absolute detestable character, but he does it very well. Vivien Leigh is absolutely stunning in her portrayal of Blanche Dubois; some may call it over-acting, but I think it was captivating. Tennesse Williams created a story that captures the audience's attention to the very last second. The intensity in this movie is what keeps it interesting.

Defs watch this film. It deserves to be on the list.

Ziggi seal of approval!

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