A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) is a controversial film classic, adapted from Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play of 1947. Elia Kazan, a socially conscious director who insisted that the film be true to the play, directed this film. The film challenged the censors with its bold adult drama and sexual subjects (rape, domestic violence, and female promiscuity) - it is the story of the mental and emotional demise of a delicate Southern lady. Her downfall in the
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slowly slipping mental state of Blanche mixed with the animal brutality of Stanley provides for riveting attachment to the characters. Stanley's relationship with his wife Stella makes you feel their desire for each other. The quick picture of Blanche's life that we see in this movie, is the worst part of her life, we see her at the climax of her failing mental health. This is a classic movie that will live on in forever.