Brando incomprehensible, Leigh great acting. Famous lines at end of film.
over 5 years
All about the performances. HEY STELLAAAAA
Spunky Brando. Brilliant play about such flawed people. cinematography is not amazing.
almost 8 years
Watched with Jay at the Arclight on Valentine's Day. We knew it wasn't a romantic movie.
Marlon Brando is everything to this film
A must see, even if it's just to marvel at the acting abilities of Marlon Brando.
over 8 years
A film that makes you question 20th century values and expectations.
A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American film adaptation of the 1947 play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, who also wrote the screenplay with Oscar Saul. The film, a romantic drama, was directed by Elia Kazan, who had also directed the original stage production, and stars Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden; all but Leigh were chosen from the Broadway cast of the play, while Leigh had starred in the London West End production. It was produced by talent agent and lawyer Charles K. Feldman, and released by Warner Bros. The film had many revisions to remove references to homosexuality, among other things.
A Streetcar Named Desire was the first film to win three out of four acting categories at the Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Leigh, Best Supporting Actor for Malden, and Best Supporting Actress for Hunter. Brando's performance as Stanley Kowalski, while nominated, even being the favorite and one of the most powerful and influential performances...