Wednesday, 27 April 2011

"Never mix, never worry."

With only about two hours of leg-room she moves from this... this.
Today is Sandy Dennis' birthday. I suppose, in a way, it's awful that her Honey from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is the performance of hers that I always reference, but it's easily one of the strongest supporting performances ever - so I think that I am forgiven. What makes Sandy's performance all the more special for me, though, is the fact that Sandy is really the only true supporting player in the film. Yes, George Segal is a supporting actor but he's much more a character of the main arc than Dennis who's forced to perform on the sidelines and still give an absolutely brilliant performance. Not that I can call it my favourite, though. I can't choose between the quartet...but Dennis is brilliant.
Happy birthday.


Candice Frederick said...

don't forget The Out-of-Towners!!! I LOVE her in that.

M. Hufstader said...

Great shout out! I love Sandy, she was way too excellent in Who's Afraid?. But word to Candice--she was also hilarious in Out-of-Towners.

Anonymous said...

She gave it her all, so much that she lost a child while filming this. Also, she's awesome in Another Woman.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

hufstader; candice ah yes, she WAS good in that. forgot about that in the light of honey.

paolo shamefully, i haven't seen you in another woman.