A Delicate Balance

Overview

This American Film Theater production of Edward Albee's emotionally taut drama gets a respectful presentation in its release on DVD. A Delicate Balance has been transferred to disc in its original wide-screen aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the transfer is letterboxed on conventional televisions, and enhanced for widescreen playback on 16x9 monitors. The audio, in English, is mastered in Dolby Digital mono; no multiple language options have been included. Bonus material includes the film's original theatrical trailer; ...
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Overview

This American Film Theater production of Edward Albee's emotionally taut drama gets a respectful presentation in its release on DVD. A Delicate Balance has been transferred to disc in its original wide-screen aspect ratio of 1.85:1; the transfer is letterboxed on conventional televisions, and enhanced for widescreen playback on 16x9 monitors. The audio, in English, is mastered in Dolby Digital mono; no multiple language options have been included. Bonus material includes the film's original theatrical trailer; interviews with author Edward Albee and cinematographer David Watkin; an essay on the play by Michael Feingold, and a reproduction of the program handed out with original subscription screenings of the film.
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Special Features

An interview with Edward Albee; An interview with cinematographer David Watkin; Theatrical trailer; "Edward Albee and A Delicate Balance," an essay by Michael Feingold, Chief Theatre Critic, The Village Voice; The AFT cinebill for A Delicate Balance; Stills gallery; The American Film Theatre scrapbook; Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • UPC: 738329028626
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Kino Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,772

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sam Waterston
Katharine Hepburn Agnes
Paul Scofield Tobias
Lee Remick Julia
Kate Reid Claire
Joseph Cotten Harry
Betsy Blair Edna
Technical Credits
Tony Richardson Director
Edward Albee Screenwriter
David Brockhurst Art Director
Margaret Furse Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Grieve Asst. Director
Neil Hartley Producer
Ely Landau Producer
John Victor Smith Editor
David Watkin Cinematographer
Henry T. Weinstein Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "What I Find Most Astonishing..." [10:31]
2. Claire, the Sister-in-Law [8:34]
3. "I Am an Alcoholic" [10:43]
4. The Ground Rules [5:59]
5. "The Cat That I Had!" [6:55]
6. Harry & Edna [6:42]
7. "Your Daughter Is in Need..." [7:06]
8. Julia, the Quadruple Amputee [10:27]
9. "The Great Balancing Act" [9:14]
10. "What Do You Want?" [6:11]
11. "Get Them Out of Here!" [8:29]
12. Early the Next Morning [8:45]
13. ."..Silent, Sad, Disgusted Love" [7:13]
14. Tobias & His Women [7:40]
15. "Stay!" [10:22]
16. Philosophy From Agnes [8:25]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scenes
   Special Features
      An Interview With Edward Albee
      An Interview With Cinematographer David Watkin
      A Delicate Balance Theatrical Trailer
      "Edward Albee and A Delicate Balance" by Michael Feingold, Chief Theatre Critic, The Village Voice
      The AFT Cinebill for A Delicate Balance
         Edward Albee: On Making Authors Happy
         Mr. Albee: Thoughts on Theater
         Cukor Interlude: On Katharine Hepburn
      A Delicate Balance Stills Gallery
      The American Film Theatre Scrapbook - A Collection of Articles and Essays
         A Letter From Ely Landau - Written in 1973, to Potential AFT Subscribers
         "Ely Landau Presents the American Film Theatre" - An Article by Larry Gross
         An Interview With Ely Landau
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