Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Streetcar Named Desire

Kazan, Leigh, Brando, 117m, 1953, Tennessee Williams
This drama of explosive emotions provides an ideal canvas to showcase the precocious acting gifts of the lead stars. Vivien Leigh's portrays the tormented and foredoomed Blanche as her life begins its journey of decline. Brando oozes masculine animality, yet tempered with a feline grace which makes him unforgettable. It is a movie about loss, the frustration of possibilities, about people who come down in life. With leashed power the story portrays the tragic aspect which is the reality of human existence. The themes are universal, transcending time and place.

2 comments:

Seongyong Cho said...

Woody Allen's new movie is inspired by this great play. You'll be amused.

S. M. Rana said...

Really? Blue Velvet arouses curiosity.