A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
First screened in 1991 or 1992 / Most recently screened in November 2005
Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Peg Hillias, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Edna Thomas, Wright King, Richard Garrick, Ann Dere. Screenplay: Tennessee Williams (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: Brando gives one of filmdom's greatest performances and it's not even the best one in the movie. Nirvana.

VOR:   The chariot on which realist stage acting arrives to screen, clashing and melding with other styles. Proof that top theater can be translated to film without tricking it out.



Photo © 1951 Warner Bros. Pictures

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Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Elia Kazan
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh
Best Actor: Marlon Brando
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden
Best Screenplay: Tennessee Williams
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Harry Stradling, Sr.
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Richard Day; George James Hopkins
Best Costume Design (Black & White): Lucinda Ballard
Best Original Score (Drama/Comedy): Alex North
Best Sound: Nathan Levinson

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actress (Drama): Vivien Leigh
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Actress (Leigh); Special Jury Prize (Kazan)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress (Leigh)

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