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    "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) / Director: Elia Kazan / Writers: Tennessee Williams (screen play), Oscar Saul (adaptation) / Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter #poster

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    A Streetcar Named Desire is the 1951 film adaptation of the 1947, Pulitzer Prize winning stage play by Tennessee Williams. Williams collaborated with Oscar Saul on the screenplay and Elia Kazan who directed the stage production went on to direct the film. Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden, all members of the original Broadway cast, reprised their roles for the film. Vivien Leigh, who had appeared in the London theatre production, was brought in for the film version in lieu of Jessica Ta

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    My absolute FAVORITE movie of all time! 'A Streetcar Named Desire' #nola #neworleans #tennesseewilliams

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"A Streetcar Named Desire" with Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando,1951.

Read this in my American Lit. class. Such a coincidence I ran into this on pinterest. I do recommend reading the play. It's quite interesting.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Probably the most magnetic scene captured by Hollywood - and right in the middle of the Code era.

Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, dir. Elia Kazan

Her review has intrigued me. I shall watch it.

Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) directed by Elia Kazan, Courtesy: Warner Bros./Photofest, © Warner Bros.

"I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Set in New Orleans, the film tells the story of  Blanche (Vivien Leigh) who comes to visit her naive sister (Kim Hunter), who is pregnant with an aggressive brute named Stanley (Marlon Brando). At first, Blanche appears to be a refined person but we learn that things are not right with her when she appears to have a type of mental breakdown & we learn the shocking reason why.

Stanley Kowalski - who knew that dirty could be so hot..Marlon Brando...you make me sigh.