"Hey STELLA!" That is virtually a signature line for this movie, and it is laughable. But other than that, what does the movie have to recommend itself? Of course, Vivien Leigh did well in the role of the mentally ill lady she was, Kim Hunter did well as the abused wife whom you had to pity, and Karl Malden did well in his role as Mitch, one of his best. But Marlon Brando as Terry Kowalski was nothing but a horrible, sorry brute. You can't feel anything but anger toward Brando for being the type person he was, a sorry, no-good bum. Definitely, Brando was convincing. New Orleans was dark and horrible-looking, the story was strange, and basically it was simply a sick movie. Though Tennessee Williams was a very capable writer, this has to be among his worse...if not his worst...opus. It was ridiculous at best, one of the worse movies I ever saw. The first time I saw it I was totally negatively impressed by it, and still do feel that way, and would never see it again.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 1080p YIFY Movie
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 1080p
A Streetcar Named Desire is a movie starring Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, and Kim Hunter. Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles...
IMDB: 8.04 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 1080p
- Size: 2.38G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 125
- IMDB Rating: 8.0/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 1 / 2
The Synopsis for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 1080p
Blanche DuBois, a high school English teacher with an aristocratic background from Auriol, Mississippi, decides to move to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski, in New Orleans after creditors take over the family property, Belle Reve. Blanche has also decided to take a break from teaching as she states the situation has frayed her nerves. Knowing nothing about Stanley or the Kowalskis' lives, Blanche is shocked to find that they live in a cramped and run down ground floor apartment - which she proceeds to beautify by putting shades over the open light bulbs to soften the lighting - and that Stanley is not the gentleman that she is used to in men. As such, Blanche and Stanley have an antagonistic relationship from the start. Blanche finds that Stanley's hyper-masculinity, which often displays itself in physical outbursts, is common, coarse and vulgar, being common which in turn is what attracted Stella to him. Beyond finding Blanche's delicate ...
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What's so great about it?Reviewed bydaviddaphnereddingVote: 1/10
I often asked myself this question with mixed responses. Did Brando make Streetcar great? Or was he just great in it?
Vivien Leigh is simply haunting and never not shocking. There is more going on there than just a performance. She appears out of herself and hovering ever so softly above. As for the rumored mental illnesses, I can only speculate. I do know for sure that her visualization of Blanche DuBois is the single best performance by an actress I've seen. Well that might not mean much, but I've seen a lot of movies.
Brando made On the Waterfront a classic, but Leigh made Streetcar unforgettable. I always felt like it was a continuation from her most timeless role as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. Like what would have happened to Scarlett, if she was allowed to grow old. Maybe I'm just crazy. But I think the billing says it all; Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden. I don't think you could dream up a finer cast. Brando might have been the sexiest thing alive, but it's obvious that Leigh made this film great with some memorable help from some movie icons.
Brando may have sent an Indian to receive his second Oscar, but Leigh used her second as a doorstop to her bathroom.
It has become rather difficult in comparing this 1951 film version of the award winning play "A Streetcar Named Desire" with the original stage production as no one in today's world is old enough to recall it. Various people from film historians to the director himself Elia Kazan have debated over who gave the definitive interpretation of Blanche, Jessica Tandy or Vivien Leigh. Most viewers enjoy the performance of the latter that much, that the performance of the former has been overshadowed somewhat. There is no doubt that Vivien Leigh gives a haunting and powerful performance as the mentally fragile Blanche but I can't comment upon Jessica Tandy's effort. Marlon Brando is giving a fine example of the kind of actor he was when given a film that was worthy of his talent. He is to cinema what Laurence Olivier is to the theatre. Judging by Brando's performance in the film version, he must have gone down just as well when he was cast as the bullying, controlling, vulgar and brutal Stanley Kowalski in the theatre production that ran on Broadway for something like 2 years. He proved that his kind of acting represented something quite different and fresh. Kim Hunter and Karl Malden give excellent support as Stella Kowalski and Mitch respectively. They both deserved their victories at the Oscars, as did Vivien Leigh. It is rather a pity that Marlon Brando didn't win the Oscar for Best Actor. Karl Malden said it was an absolute joy in working with Brando. They maintained a close friendship that lasted until the time Brando passed away. The play crackles and simmers with sexual tension as Blanche and Stanley engage in their psychological battle of one trying to gain the advantage over the other. Their verbal sparring lights up the screen and both actors compliment each other well. The crude qualities in Stanley which attracted Stella to him in the first place, are the same character traits that deep down, Blanche would wish to be aroused by. In Mitch, Blanche spots an opportunity for happiness. Sadly, this will not bear fruition. A wedge is driven between sisters Stella and Blanche over Stanley until the play reaches its shattering climax. Kim Hunter stated how during all the time it took in setting up the cameras and the lighting, Elia Kazan was always taking the time to rehearse for an upcoming scene and to help sustain the momentum of his actors. This made the filming process a lot more fun and stimulating. Brando was once quoted as saying that he partly based the way he played Stanley on his own father. The sets are quite basic as I would expect from a theatrical film but they serve their purpose very effectively. The film is given a slightly unreal or off centre kind of look because of the sets. The acting, the writing and the direction are all top notch. For me, it begs the question: when do we ever see anything of this quality nowadays?