A Delicate Balance (1973)
First screened in July 2004 / Most recently screened in July 2014
Director: Tony Richardson. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Kate Reid, Lee Remick, Joseph Cotten, Betsy Blair. Screenplay: Edward Albee (based on his play). Twitter Capsule:
Stultifying, miscast read on the text. Play turns on bodies being where they shouldn't. Film just feels crowded.
Virtually everything you should not do in bringing theater to screen, much less Albee: uninflected naturalism, stars coasting on set personas, indifferent frames. Makes text seem lame.