Todd Alcott
23 September 2007 @ 12:42 am
Movie Night With Urbaniak: A Streetcar Named Desire  

Mr. [info]urbaniak came over to borrow my copy of Numbers, Season 2 and stayed to talk about A Face in the Crowd, which I had just watched earlier in the day, and then watch this earlier Kazan picture, A Streetcar Named Desire, solely for its landmark, breakthrough performance by Marlon Brando.

This movie is so bad.

Todd Alcott
14 September 2007 @ 12:50 am
Movie Night With Urbaniak: Viva Zapata!  

Biographical drama is hard. The writer is faced with a number of problems -- either the audience knows too much about the protagonist, which means they're way ahead of the narrative, or else the audience doesn't know enough about the protagonist, which means the movie has to contain all kinds of tiresome exposition to explain who everyone is and why they're important to the story.

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