I was a Brando late bloomer, as I only became aware of his genius within the last few years after watching him in the Godfather (what I consider to be the best acting, ever). Needless to say, I was curious to see this movie as it was the role that made him completely world-reknown ....within one film. Watching Marlon Brando act is like watching Tchaikovsky conduct the Nutcracker , and my eyes never left him in any frame of this movie - he is truly a superb actor. His dialogue is timeless and accessible because it is common, everyday people speech, unlike the pretentious dialogue that Blanche DuBois chatters continuously. The movie feels very old....black and white films by nature feel less lively, the poor and inappropriate soundtrack that should have been used for a high school play, the cheezy directional effects (like the rinings of voices in Blanche's head), and the EXTREMELY theatrical writing ("my, in all heavens, daylight has never exposed such a lie").....who talks like that, really? This film is far from being the masterpiece that many film critics claim it is- and the plot and the progression feels very unsatisfying....This movie, in my opinion, is only worth watching if you either a) have an appreciation for B-theatre (this does not feel like a film but a play with a super8) or b)an enthusiastic Brando fan (like me). Otherwise, you will probably feel the same disappointment I did. At least the users have agreed it does not deserve to be in the top 250- 6.5 out of 10.
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
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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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Vastly overrated film saved only by BrandoReviewed byretroman85Vote: 2/10
Imagining/fantasizing about being a character in the film, I'd love to inhabit the talked about role of Blanche's former boyfriend Shep Huntleigh, reconnecting with her while visiting New Orleans (one night when she sneaks off to a high class Mardi Gras ball), sweep her off her feet again (better than Malden managed to!) and rescue her from Stanley's sexual wrath! I'd take her on a cruise around the world and show her what its like to really be loved! God, Vivien Leigh was so sexy in this movie despite her deteriorating mental state and youth-obsessed nature (how old was she? 37 or 38???). There's hope for the character even in the real ending, leaving among the kindness of strangers, away from that hellish hovel!
A Streetcar Named Desire is a good film which surely would have been even better had it not had to tiptoe around its plot to meet the ridiculous censorship standards of the time. Powerful as it is you definitely get the sense that a great deal was lost to appease the censorship zealots. Never is that more evident than in the film's crucial climactic scene in which not only can we not see what happens we can barely even have it hinted at. No doubt this dulls the film's impact. And that's a shame because there is so much to appreciate about the film. It has a great, captivating story and some terrific acting performances. And director Elia Kazan brings it all together so well, all while doing his delicate dance with the censors. Getting this movie, with all its "controversial" material, made at all in 1951 is a little miracle. Getting it made so well is a really masterful achievement.
The first thing that people remember about the film is probably Marlon Brando's portrayal of Stanley Kowalski. And well they should, it's a career-making performance. And a performance unlike most anything else Hollywood had seen up to that time. Brando holds nothing back in bringing the rough, tough brute Stanley to life. It's such a powerful performance, charged with emotion. It's impossible to take your eyes off him, you never know where the next explosion is coming from. Of course we now know what a great star Brando was. At the time though he was essentially an unknown. In 1951 the "star" of this film was Vivien Leigh. And with her portrayal of faded, troubled Southern belle Blanche DuBois she matches Brando stride for stride. Blanche is no doubt a complicated character, certainly a challenging part to play. And Leigh captures the character, all her pretensions and delusions, perfectly. With Brando and Leigh in top form everyone else is somewhat overshadowed but both Karl Malden and Kim Hunter still managed to pick up Oscars for their supporting work. Malden plays Blanche's suitor Mitch, a bit of a sap but definitely a good guy and a welcome contrast to the boorish Stanley. And Hunter is very good in playing the woman torn between her affection for her sister and her love for the brute whom she just can't quit. Hey Stella!
As presented A Streetcar Named Desire is captivating, powerful drama. But in many places not as powerful as it could have been. Not the fault of director Kazan or his wonderful cast though. They did the very best they could while confined to the little box the era's moral police placed them in. Brando's performance in the film has become the stuff of legend. Leigh is absolutely terrific and Malden and Hunter contribute nicely. After all the fine work the actors turned in, after all the twists and turns of the compelling story, it is a shame that the ending had to be so watered-down. It's a film which deserved a better ending than its era allowed it. You may lament what was lost but you can still appreciate what Kazan and his terrific cast managed to give you. Despite all the challenges they produced a very good film.