A Streetcar Named Desire depicts a culture clash between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh), a pretentious, fading relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), a rising member of the industrial, inner-city immigrant class. Blanche is a Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask her nymphomania and alcoholism. Arriving at the house of her sister Stella Kowalski (Kim Hunter), Stella fears Blanche's arrival will upset the balance of her relationship with her husband Stanley, a primal, rough-hewn, brutish and sensual force of nature. He dominates Stella in every way, and she tolerates his offensive crudeness and lack of gentility largely because of her sexual need for him. Stanley's friend and Blanche's would-be suitor Mitch (Karl Malden) is similarly trampled along Blanche and Stanley's collision course. Their final, inevitable confrontation results in Blanche's mental annihilation.
Two Edgar Allan Poe horror tales, "The Facts In the Case of M. Valdemar" directed by George Romero, and "Black Cat" directed by Dario Argento.
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This widely acclaimed motion picture features outstanding performances from Renee Zellweger (The Bachelor, Jerry Maguire) and Julianna Margulies ( TV's ER, The Newton Boys). Sonia (Zellweger) is a young woman who always did just what was expected: she married the right man, moved to the right neighborhood and had a beautiful baby. And yet, when she discovers an exciting world beyond her tightly knit community, it sparks a growing desire for independence that threatens the security of the perfect life she knows. See A Price Above Rubies for yourself, and learn why critics and audiences nationwide have praised this passionate movie gem!
Renée Zellweger portrays a Brooklyn Hasidic woman struggling for fulfillment while hemmed in by tradition and an arranged marriage. Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) directs.
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