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Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; the film adaptation made him a star. “As Stanley, the brutish brother-in-law of fading belle Blanche DuBois (Vivienne Leigh), Brando is magnetic, even, and almost especially, when he’s barely doing anything at all. Indelibly sexy, swaggering, animalistic and balancing a sense of real danger with the occasional fleck of childlike joy and even a kind of romance, his performance threatens to topple the film over into the Stanley Kowalski show, and yet . . . there’s never a moment where he feels anything but real” (IndieWire).
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A streetcar named desire (article), San Francisco Bay Guardian, Carter Harris, 1994
Uncensored version doesn't add much to masterful "Desire" (article), West County Times, Marshall Fine, 1994
A streetcar named desire (article), Village Voice, Tom Allen, 1987
A streetcar named desire (program note), Toronto Film Society, Marcia Gillespie, 1981
A streetcar named desire (program note)
A streetcar named desire (program note), Karen Landsman
A streetcar named desire (review), Variety, Nat Kahn
Kim Hunter (article), Look Magazine
A streetcar named Desire (exhibitor manual), Warner Bros.
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