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A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)

Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he knows was left to ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he knows was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and spent all the money, and wants to find out all he can about her. Even more friction develops between the two while they are in the apartment together... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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4 March 1984 (USA)  »

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A vágy villamosa  »

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Tennessee Williams wanted Meryl Streep for a film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the 1980s. When Streep proved unavailable, the project was refashioned for television and the role of Blanche given to Ann-Margret. See more »

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Version of Great Performances: A Streetcar Named Desire (1998) See more »

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Til the Blues Get Gone
Written by Marvin Hamlisch and Dean Pitchford
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Misguided Remake
8 September 2011 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Many loved this remake of the 1951 film based on Tennessee Williams 1947 play; while others, like me, were appalled. Ann-Margaret as Blanche DuBois seemed wrong from the get-go, but I suppose the director was correct in letting A-M play the role to her strengths rather than attempting to have her use characteristics she can't project (i.e., fragility, delicacy, vulnerability). Ann-Margaret's Blanche not only doesn't project the faded southern aristocracy that is the backbone of the role; but she's entirely too formidable a match for Treat Williams' Stanley. I suspect those who sympathized with A-M's Blanche more than Vivien Leigh's in the original, are responding negatively to Leigh's sense of hauteur -- snobbery -- that's anathema for post-60's audiences. Nevertheless, Leigh's Blanche *is* Blanche... love her or hate her. Ann-Margaret gives an excellent performance in an entirely misconceived interpretation which ruined the play for me.


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