Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh make film history in 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' a documentary tells the story of starlet0turned nun Dolores Hart, NASA captures video of swirling plasma on the sun, and more top picks.
The Academy Award-nominated film God Is the Bigger Elvis, about Dolores Hart, a Hollywood starlet (the first to receive an on-screen kiss from Elvis) who traded that world for life as a Benedictine nun, debuts on HBO Thursday, April 5, at 8 p.m. EST. This 37-minute documentary takes viewers inside the rarefied cloistered Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut to tell a story at once timeless and modern.
Tornadoes in space?
Think you stumbled onto an old clip from "Star Trek"? Think again. Space.com has uploaded a video captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory of plasma swirling over the surface of the sun in a manner that resembles a tornado. The glowing black surface of the sun itself is almost as fascinating. Check it out at http://bit.ly/spacetornadoes.
In A Streetcar Named Desire, released on Blu-ray for the first time, actors Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh delivered legendary performances in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s play. Leigh captivates as the fragile former Southern belle Blanche on a collision course with everyone around her, but it’s Brando who dominates the film in what’s still considered one of the most indelible portrayals of a character in film history.
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