A Delicate Balance: Second verse, same as the first

I really like Edward Albee, and I’ve read most of his plays. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is surely his best; A Delicate Balance resembles it somewhat but is considerably inferior. So we’re already starting from a weak position with the source material here. Fortunately, the actors run about as well as possible with what they’re given. In particular, Katherine Hepburn and Kate Reid, as the leading female characters, are quite spectacular. The male characters in the play are rather marginal, and this carries over to the film, which is rather a pity, since I’m fond of Joseph Cotten, but he might as well not be there at all for all the difference he makes in this film.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia


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I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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