Monday, May 3, 2010
i confess. i must have watched 'a streetcar named desire' two dozen times before questioning that scene where blanche peeks out of the bathroom and requests another towel with the remark, 'i just washed my hair.' she delicately dries it for a few seconds and then.... she is all combed and dry! mind you, there is no dryer in the kowlaski household.
director kazan may have been told by his continuity person about this stretch of the imagination and perhaps he said, 'no one is gonna remember that.' i sure didn't. till i did.
images: degas' 'a woman drying after bathing'/bonnard's 'getting out of the bath'/bonnard painting of a cat who probably does dry very fast as cats cannot bear to be all wet.