Essay on Analysis Of The Movie ' Street Car Named Desire '

2280 Words Sep 30th, 2016 10 Pages
Street Car Named Desire is 1951 drama film, a modification of Tennessee William’s 1947 play with the same name. It’s a story of Blanche Dubois, who after several courses of social ups and downs, tries to find her sage with her sister and brother-in-law living at a low income apartment building in New Orleans. But ultimately, she fails to build an emotional stability for herself. This script is a perfect sequence of tragedy full of emotions and drama comprised of violence, witty and poetic dialogue, and effective protagonists with predictable backgrounds. First let’s talk about the title of the screenplay, Street Car Named Desire. Blanche Dubois takes an actual street car named “desire” to reach her way to her sister’s home, and also the streetcar has been mentioned twice in the screenplay. In the first scene, Blanche tells Eunice that, “…, they told me to take a street-car named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields”(Williams, pg 7). Second time we hear about the street car is, during the conversation between Blanche and Stella; “BLANCHE: What you are talking about is brutal desire—just—Desire! The name of that rattle-trap street-car that bangs through the Quarter, up one old narrow street and down another… STELLA: Haven’t you ever ridden on that street-car? BLANCHE: It brought me here…” (Williams, pg 14) This gives us evidence of technical influence of the title on the screenplay but, another and more…

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