«Vivien Leigh gives one of those rare performances that can truly be said to evoke pity and terror… When Marlon Brando, as the realist Stanley Kowalski, cuts through her pretensions and responds to her flirting with a direct sexual assault, the system of illusions that holds her together breaks down, and he is revealed as a man without compassion--both infant and brute. Elia Kazan's direction is often stagey, the sets and the arrangement of actors are frequently too transparently 'worked out,' but who cares when you're looking at two of the greatest performances ever put on film and listening to some of the finest dialogue ever written by an American?...» (Pauline Kael)
1951 Elia Kazan 1.33:1 B&W dcp 122 min.
SENATOR WINTER CALENDAR:
"...Some of the most hysterical performances in film history. But they are also great performances....if the hothouse style was ever justified, this is the occasion." (Dave Kehr)
EVENING $10 (STUDENT/ SR $9)
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
5904 YORK ROAD