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A streetcar named Desire

Author: Elia KazanVivien LeighMarlon BrandoKim HunterKarl MaldenAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : VHS tape : English : Two-disc special edView all editions and formats
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Stanley Kowalski, his wife Stella and his sister-in-law Blanche Du Bois are pressed together in a dingy New Orleans tenement. It is a study of contrasting characters and value systems--new versus old: modern culture vs. the old South.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elia Kazan; Vivien Leigh; Marlon Brando; Kim Hunter; Karl Malden; Tennessee Williams; Warner Home Video (Firm); Warner Bros. Pictures (Firm); Warner Bros. Entertainment (Firm); Castle Hill Productions (Firm); Lorac Productions (Firm)
ISBN: 1419823183 9781419823183 0790795809 9780790795805
OCLC Number: 780027010
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. Feature film in English.
Notes: Based upon the play by Tennessee Williams as presented on the stage by Irene Mayer Selznick.
" ... When she got there she met the brute, Stan, and the side of New Orleans she hardly knew existed ... Blanche, who wanted so much to stay a lady ..."--Container.
Videodisc release of the 1951 motion picture by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. Renewed in 1994 by Castle HIll Productions and Lorac Productions.
Admitted to National Film Registry 1999.
Credits: Director of photography, Harry Stradling ; art direction, Richard Day ; music, Alex North ; produced by Charles K. Feldman ; directed by Elia Kazan ; screenplay by Tennessee Williams.
Cast: Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden.
Awards: Academy Award winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Karl Malden ; Best Actress, Vivien Leigh ; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Kim Hunter ; Best Art Direction (B & W), Richard Day, George James Hopkins.
Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, Marlon Brando ; Best Cinamatography, Harry Stradling ; Best Costume Design (B & W), Lucinda Ballard ; Best Director, Elia Kazan ; Best Music Score, Alex North ; Best Motion Picture ; Best Sound Recording ; Best Screenplay, Tennessee Williams.
Target Audience: Rated: PG.; IMDb rating: 8.0.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 122 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: DVD.
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 new insightful documentaries: "A streetcar on Broadway," "A streetcar in Hollywood," "Censorship and desire," "North and the music of the South," "An actor named Brando."
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Stanley Kowalski, his wife Stella and his sister-in-law Blanche Du Bois are pressed together in a dingy New Orleans tenement. It is a study of contrasting characters and value systems--new versus old: modern culture vs. the old South.

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