"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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This paper considers two films based on plays by Tennessee Williams, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "A Streetcar Named Desire." The paper describes "Streetcar" as a dark, gloomy film, dominated by the brutish husband Stanley, who eventually rapes his sister in law, Blanche. The paper looks at "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and how Big Daddy is dying of cancer, while his family fights over their inheritance long before he dies.
From the Paper:"Two of Tennessee Williams' most notable plays have been made into movies that have become classics. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Streetcar named Desire" bring these plays to the screen. While both are good movies, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" has an element of truth that "A Streetcar Named Desire" lacks. In both movies, family members gather during crisis. In "Streetcar", Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister, Stella, and Stanley, her animalistic abusive husband, played in the movie by Marlon Brando in what became one of his most famous roles. The fragile Blanche falls play to the brutish Stan, who rapes her, so shattering his mental balance that she descends mentally and emotionally to a point that she is institutionalized.
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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (2007, December 01) Retrieved May 31, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/film-review/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-and-a-streetcar-named-desire-134274/
""Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Streetcar Named Desire"" 01 December 2007. Web. 31 May. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/film-review/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof-and-a-streetcar-named-desire-134274/>