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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekly Movie Recommendations : 25th October 2008 - 31st October 2008

A Streetcar Named Desire(1951)

Genre - Drama

Directed By -
Elia Kazan

Cast -
Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh

Whats It About -
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Why To Watch It -
The drama is absorbing. The performances of Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, as Stanley and Blanche, are what make the film the cinematic powerhouse that it is. Excellent B&W lighting and jazzy background music amplify the seedy, sleazy atmosphere, which adds depth and texture to the story and the acting. And, of course, the claustrophobic, steamy French Quarter makes a perfect setting. Must must watch.

Have a look at the trailer -

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