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A streetcar named Desire

Author: Elia KazanTennessee WilliamsOscar SaulHarry StradlingAlex NorthAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2006] ©2006
Series: Tennessee Williams film collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Two-disc special edition; Standard formatView all editions and formats
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After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elia Kazan; Tennessee Williams; Oscar Saul; Harry Stradling; Alex North; Charles K Feldman; Vivien Leigh; Marlon Brando; Kim Hunter; Karl Malden; Rudy Bond; Nick Dennis; Peg Hillias; Wright King; Richard T Garrick; Ann Dere; Edna Thomas; Richard Day; David Weisbart; George James Hopkins; Lucinda Ballard; Ray Heindorf; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790795809 9780790795805
OCLC Number: 66903119
Language Note: English (container erroneously states that dialog is in English or French); with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Dual-layer format.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951.
Based upon the original play : A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams as presented on the stage by Irene Mayer Selznick.
Special features include (disc 1): optional commentary by Karl Malden and film historians Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young ; Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery (21 minutes).
Special features include (disc 2): "Elia Kazan : a director's journey" (76 minutes); "A Streetcar on Broadway" (22 minutes); "A Streetcar in Hollywood" (29 minutes); "Censorship and desire" (17 minutes); "North and the music of the South" (10 minutes); "An actor named Brando" (9 minutes); "Marlon Brando screen test for Rebel Without a Cause" (5 minutes); Outtakes (16 minutes) ; Audio outtakes (17 minutes).
Credits: Art director, Richard Day ; film editor, David Weisbart ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; wardrobe by Lucinda Ballard ; original music by Alex North ; musical direction by Ray Heindorf.
Cast: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Peg Hillias, Wright King, Richard Garrick, Ann Dere, Edna Thomas.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1951: Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Best Actress in a Leading Role; Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements.
Description: 2 videodiscs (122 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Disc 1. Movie: commentary by Karl Malden and film historians Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young; Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery --
disc 2. Special features: movie and audio outtakes, Marlon Brando screen test, feature-length profile: Elia Kazan, a director's journey, 5 documentaries.
Series Title: Tennessee Williams film collection.
Other Titles: Streetcar named Desire (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; an Elia Kazan production ; screen play by Tennessee Williams ; adaptation by Oscar Saul ; director of photography, Harry Stradling ; produced by Charles K. Feldman ; directed by Elia Kazan.

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After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly at the New Orleans home of her pregnant sister Stella Kowalski and Stella's husband Stanley. Stanley, both repulsed by and attracted to Blanche, discovers that she has mortgaged property left to both sisters and spent all the money. He sets about discovering everything else he can about her past, and tension between Blanche and Stanley is further intensified when Blanche begins dating one of Stanley's poker buddies.

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