Censorship and a Streetcar: Part Two

Note: you can find the first part of this entry here. Joseph Breen’s second caveat in adapting Streetcar revolved around the character of Blanche, whose more sexually predatory side could not be fully explicated on the screen per Production Code regulations. The faded Southern belle’s lack of sexual satisfaction in her marriage and her guilt over Allan’s suicide…

Censorship and a Streetcar: Part One.

We’ve previously touched on issues of censorship here at True Classics, but our next two entries this week will take a more in-depth look at the Hays Code, particularly in regards to the struggle to adapt the controversial source material of A Streetcar Named Desire for the big screen. By 1950, Hollywood had reached an impasse.  For nearly twenty…

Code breakers.

This evening, TCM is featuring three films labeled “code breakers,” movies whose provocative, mature themes and scripts contributed to the breakdown of the Production Code Administration’s influence in Hollywood. I’ve made my feelings about the Production Code clear in the past; censorship may seem to be a necessary evil to some, but in my eyes,…

SUtS: Lee Remick

Brandie’s choice: A Face in the Crowd (1957) Airing at 8:00PM EST If your only familiarity with Andy Griffith is as Sheriff Andy of Mayberry, or the crusading Ben Matlock, then you are in for a rude awakening with this film. Andy’s a bad, bad boy. And a damn fine actor. The film stars Griffith…