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Description Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former pros... more

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Description Recorded live with the San Francisco Opera, this is Andre Previn's first opera, and for it he used the story of the classic play A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Previn has captured all the claustrophobic te... more

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Excellent

AdvantagesVery good play for studying critical thinking, still relevant today

DisadvantagesTragic; heavy storyline

...A Streetcar Named Desire is one of my favourite plays, and that's high praise coming from the very dedicated bookworm that I am! What I find most striking about the play is the ease with which it flows, despite the difficult topics it covers and despite flouting all of Grice's maxims, ie containing both stunted and unclear speech, and long and irrelevant digressions. The former often come from...

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Excellent

AdvantagesEverything except Vivien Leigh's voice and accent

DisadvantagesVivien Leigh's voice and accent

...?t really want the neurotic Blanche around. Tensions continue to escalate as Blanche slips further and further into her own personal tangled web of lies, neurosis, tantrums and hideous dramatics. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Streetcar Named Desire is one of these old classic films which somehow managed to evade my radar until recently when I happened upon a cheap DVD of it in a local shop, so...

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Excellent

Advantagessuperb acting throughout

Disadvantagesquite violent and not at all politically correct

...I watched this Tenessee Williams film again recently after many years and felt I had to review it. A Streetcar Named Desire was originally staged as a Broadway show in 1947 starring Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski, Jessica Tandy as Blanche DuBois and Kim Hunter as Stella Kowalski. The play won Williams a Pulitzer Prize in 1947. The film, released in 1951, starred Brando and Hunter too, but...

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