A Doll's House (1973)
First screened in July 2014
Director: Patrick Garland. Cast: Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey, Edith Evans, Mark Summerfield, Stefanie Summerfield, Helen Blatch, Kimberley Hampton. Screenplay: Christopher Hampton (based on the play by Henrik Ibsen). Twitter Capsule:
You can lead the honor roll to Ibsen, but you can't always make things click. Sterling actors mostly looking stiff.
Dueling Doll's Houses of 1973 contrast directors', actresses' styles but also reveal hurdles of translating Ibsen to screen. Worthy try but feels oddly anonymous.