Screenings of Film Adaptations
After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter). Instead, she goes toe-to-toe with Stella’s brute of a husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando). Leigh, Hunter and Karl Malden all took home Oscars for their work in this sizzling adaptation of Williams’s classic rumination on carnal attraction and faded gentility.
Katharine Hepburn made her television dramatic debut as overbearing matriarch Amanda Wingfield in this poignant classic. Amanda’s unrealistic dreams for her children’s futures threaten to smother her painfully shy daughter (Joanna Miles) and her aspiring writer son (Sam Waterston). Michael Moriarty plays the gentleman caller whose visit disrupts the family’s precarious balance. Moriarty and Miles won Emmys for their performances.
Blythe Danner and Frank Langella star in this televised version of the tale of a lonely Southern woman’s longing for her handsome next-door neighbor. At once tragic and romantic, the story is a reworking of the Williams play Summer and Smoke, which uses the same characters and setting but in dramatically different ways. Louise Latham portrays Danner’s unbalanced mother.