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A Streetcar Named Desire Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden

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This is the story of Blanche Dewitt, a fragile, aging, southern belle come to visit her sister and her brother in law. But Blanche and Stanley (the brother in law) engage in a deep battle, as she sinks further and further into madness, depressed by her wilting flowerlike appearence and age. Along the way she leads to drinking, and many more things further unveiled to her sister as soon as Stanley digs into her past and ruins her only chance at a marriage. For the one she would have married was a friend of Stanley's, a insecure, middle aged man. Why does Blanche struggle like this? Because every chapte of her life was written by men. And as her physical beauty wilts, her madness grows.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Samantha




Tennasee Williams classic play brought to the screen by Elia Kazan. This film made Marlon Brando a star and changed the face of screen acting. It's the story of a sister who comes to visit and drives everyone crazy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ryan Bauslaugh



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws    -   Sister

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   play

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