Posts Tagged ‘ava gardner’

Vivien Leigh (Blance DuBois), Marlon Brando (Stanley Kowalski), Kim Hunter (Stella), Karl Malden (Harold Mitchell). Screenplay by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Elia Kazan. Rating: 12. Running time: 122 minutes. Putting my relatively robust knowledge of American cinema history to use, I’ve been scouring my mind for examples of female characters in the movies that have […]


Burt Lancaster (Ole ‘Swede’ Andreson), Ava Gardner (Kitty Collins), Edmond O’Brien (Jim Reardon). Screenplay by Anthony Veiller. Directed by Robert Siodmak. Running time: 103 minutes. The Killers is textbook noir: murder, mystery and dark motives, all playing out around a glamorous temptress lurking in the background who goes by the name of Kitty Collins. She’s better […]


Leonardo DiCaprio (Howard Hughes), Cate Blanchett (Katharine Hepburn), Kate Beckinsale (Ava Gardner), Alec Baldwin (Juan Trippe), Gwen Stefani (Jean Harlow), Jude Law (Errol Flynn). Screenplay by John Logan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Rating: 12. Running time: 170 minutes. Watching The Aviator, I realised that Scorsese has seldom made a film in his career that hasn’t […]