Thursday, October 30, 2008

Clips from Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire

Here are some clips from Kazan's film of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, which I'm teaching in Major American Writers. I try to show clips from this version after we read and talk about the play, because if they are seen beforehand, they tend to blot out possible alternate readings. Witness the atrocity of the Hollywoodized ending. In the meantime, enjoy!
The opening:


Them Colored Lights Goin'

Tiger, Tiger, Drop the Bottle-Top

The Kindness of Strangers

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