Post Number: 390
|Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 09:38 pm: |
I just watched the movie that Crystal mentioned, "Streetcar Named Desire," for the first time. I'm sorry but Lena Grove, the calm, steadfast, innocent pregnant country girl in "Light in August," does not bear even a vague resemblance to Tennessee Williams's Blanche DuBois from "Streetcar," the frequently ill, worrisome, fretful, not-quite-able-to-deal-with-reality aging Southern Belle who utters the famous line, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" as they come to take her away to the sanitorium. Nice try.