Monday, September 8, 2008
Streetcar Named Desire
When watching the two clips of the movie, Streetcar Named Desire, I feel that the 1951 version with, Viven Leigh, is the one that best portrays the written character of Blanche. The modern version clip was so short and maybe didn't show enough of the character, or an extremely emotional scene like the older version. But, just based on these two and not seeing any other parts of the movies Viven is emotionaly attached to the role. You can see her emotions change, hear her voice change, and the strength in her change. Its more real and you can see the emotional unstableness in her. Jessica Lange seemed more as if she was just sad, not very emotionally involved in the part, and just reading the lines. You had the dramatic effects of Vivens voice fluctulating and her movements and body language which made her seem as if she was on the verge of hysteria.