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Eli Kazan, the original director of the film version of Streetcar, used the effect of making the scenes smaller and smaller as the story progressed.
How did this add to the overall meaning of the play itself?
It shows how the lives of Stanley, Stella, and Blanche are small and meaningless within American society.
It adds to the feelings of disgust that Blanche has for the dirty living conditions of her sister and brother-in-law.
It artistically demonstrates how Blanche is becoming more and more entrapped by the dismal situation of her life.
It demonstrates how small the city of New Orleans really is.
It emphasizes how small Blanche makes everyone around her feel.