Marlon Brando Makes Waves in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Marlon Brando captivated audiences on the big screen with the film adaption of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which made its debut in 1951. Playing a sexualized brute, Brando represented the ultimate bad boy, opposite his troubled sister-in-law Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh). Show More Summary
As an exercise in research, I read some of the original reviews for A Streetcar Named Desire, both the 1951 film and the original Broadway play. Surprisingly, very little was made of Marlon Brando, then brand new to both Broadway and Hollywood. Show More Summary
Comedian W. Kamau Bell is recording his Seattle gigs for a new album. W. KAMAU BELLSat Jan 24 at 7 and 9 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts InstituteBack in 2005, the marvelously prickly comedian W. Kamau Bell became the first to tell an Obama joke on Comedy Central. Show More Summary
During the production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick commissioned well-known film score composer Alex North to do the score for the film. North had previously done scores for A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and later received an honorary Oscar for his lifetime of work. Show More Summary
(Steven Hayward) After the fetish for renewable energy that’s expensive and intermittent, the greatest fixation of the utopian left is mass transit, especially light rail—a 19th century technology for 21st century mobility needs. (Who...Show More Summary
Southern Gothic cinema owes a lot to the great Tennessee Williams, whose stunning stage plays became evocative films. Works like A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof introduced moviegoers to the steamy South, revealing its sinister side. Show More Summary
The author of ‘The Glass Menagerie’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ was first saved and then betrayed by his art in a life every bit as flamboyant and wayward as his plays.
You can’t accuse the Belgian director Ivo van Hove of picking fights with weaklings. His productions of Hedda Gabler, The Little Foxes, and A Streetcar Named Desire, all at New York Theater Workshop, have sometimes sucker-punched those venerable plays but in the end did no harm. I realize that’s not... More »
As most everyone knows, Scottish Ballet will bring its acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire to the Kennedy Center May 28-30, which is the weekend after Memorial Day. Tickets don’t go on sale to the general public until February...
For her American fans, Gillian Anderson is most closely associated with her role as Agent Dana Scully from the Fox science fiction series "The X-Files," but in England, where the actress has lived for years, Anderson has repeatedly ditched the pantsuit in favor of period costumes. On the...
A great tragedy that you may or may not know: At the premiere of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a man named Alex North (who previously scored A Streetcar Named Desire and would go on to score Good Morning Vietnam ; read his bio here) sat in the audience, horrified. Show More Summary
Marlon Brando’s wardrobe test shots for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), designed by Lucinda Ballard.
“It’s a scorcher out there.” The list of enjoyable movies set during blazing heatwaves is surprisingly long. From A Streetcar Named Desire to Do the Right Thing, films that take place on the hottest days of the year sometimes have an edge that balmier cinema lacks. Show More Summary
Star shines as the unhinged Blanche DuBois.
Credits: Johan Persson Alt Text: Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire Critics praise Gillian Anderson's ‘stellar' performance as tormented Southern belle in updated Williams classic Hot Ticket Wednesday, July...Show More Summary
Eddie Redmayne looks super handsome as he makes his way inside the Young Vic Theatre for the opening night of A Streetcar Named Desire on Monday (July 28) in Lambeth, London. The 32-year-old actor was joined by Need for Speed star Dominic Cooper as they both came out to show their support for the modern [...]
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus, Roger Guenveur Smith reprises his solo show about...
One of the great interests in any revival of the Tennessee Williams classic “A Streetcar Named Desire” is seeing how a production will negotiate the balance of theatrical power between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.
Thaïs, the sexiest woman in Alexandria during the Byzantine era, and Blanche DuBois, the steamy Southern belle slipping past her prime in Tennessee Williams’ “Streetcar Named Desire,” may seem women world’s apart. But both depend, in one desperate way or another, on the kindness of strangers....
Blair Underwood has played the president of the United States, Stanley in a Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and, of course, attorney Jonathan Rollins on "L.A. Law," a practitioner so skilled that he was said to inspire Barack Obama during his days at Harvard Law School. The...