Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ()

directed by Mike Nichols
featuring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

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"You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games." Thus read the ad copy for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which in 1966 went farther than any previous big-studio film in its use of profanity and sexual implication. George (Richard Burton) is an alcoholic college professor; Martha (Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor) is his virago of a wife. George and Martha know just how to push each other's buttons, with George having a special advantage: he need only mention the couple's son to send Martha ...

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CurleyQ

Mar 25, 2013

STILL SUPERB!

Remains a classic analysis of inter-generational dynamics, of the incestuous tensions in academe, and of marital dynamics. Taylor is simply amazing, with a great cast and of course great director. Wicked pleasure!

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