Greatest Movies Through 1960

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1951

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122 min – view video trailer

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden, Kim Hunter

Genres: Drama, Romance

IMDB 8.1 / Amazon 4.5 / MRQE 85% / MovieGuide 4 stars (of 4)

Oscars: nominated for 12, won: Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Supporting Actor (Karl Malden), Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), Art/Set (Richard Day, George James Hopkins) / nominated: Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Elia Kazan), Cinematography (Harry Stradling Sr), Costume (Lucinda Ballard), Music (Alex North), Sound (Nathan Levinson), Writing/Screenplay (Tennessee Williams)

Ranked #79 Greatest Movies Through 1960, a Zagat Top Movie

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. IMDB rating: 8.1 from over 47,142 users

Looking for a benchmark in movie acting? Breakthrough performances don’t come much more electrifying than Marlon Brando’s animalistic turn as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. Sweaty, brutish, mumbling, yet with the balanced grace of a prizefighter, Brando storms through the role–a role he had originated in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s celebrated play. Amazon 4.5 stars from over 163 users

Superb dialogue defines the renowned film version of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois and Marlon Brando as Stanley create a brilliant and volatile screen relationship. MovieGuide 4 stars (of 4), content warning: light violence, light sex

MRQE 85% from over 51 reviews

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Gone With The Wind (1939)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1939

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238 min – rated G / PG – view video trailer

Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, Olivia de Haviland

Genres: Drama, History, Romance

IMDB 8.2 / Amazon 4.5 / MRQE 92% / MovieGuide 4 stars

Oscars won 8 of 13: Best Picture, Actress (Vivien Leigh), Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel), Director (Victor Fleming), Art (Lyle Wheeler), Cinematography (Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan), Film Editing (Hal Kern, James Newcom), Writing/Screenplay (Sidney Howard) / nominated: Actor (Clark Gable), Supporting Actress (Olivia de Haviland), Effects (Jack Cosgrove, Fred Albin, Arthur Johns), Music (Max Steiner), Sound (Thomas Moulton)

Ranked #3 Greatest Movies Through 1960, in 34 of 41 best movies lists, a Zagat Top Movie

American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. IMDB rating: 8.2 from over 114,260 users

Period romance. War epic. Family saga. Popular fiction adapted with crowd-pleasing brilliance. Star acting aglow with charisma and passion. Moviemaking craft at its height. Amazon 4.5 stars from over 1,052 users

An American masterpiece, this evergreen giant will forever reign as the king of Hollywood productions. Scarlett O’Hara gains husbands and money, but not happiness as her lifestyle crumbles around her. Not only does this movie feature some of the most intricate plotting and masterful acting ever portrayed on screen, it documents America’s greatest tragedy, the Civil War. Movie Guide 4 of 4 stars with light language, light violence, light sex, no nudity.

MRQE 92% from over 103 reviews linked

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