A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 1951
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Written by: Tennessee Williams, Oscar Saul
  • Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Brando takes the acting honours and, with this film, sets the style for method acting for years to come. Tennessee Williams' steamy sex romp seems a little tame by today's standards, but the realism of the drama remains intact and the performances are to be savoured.

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Opinion: Event Cinema vs live theatre

20 Oct 2014

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Event Cinema – the simultaneous broadcast of a live theatre performance into cinemas around the world – has several advantages over traditional performances. The chairs are more comfortable, big shows and stars from London and Moscow can be seen in…

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