Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Movie Review 1966

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Nichols debuts as a director in this biting Edward Albee play. A teacher and his wife (Segal and Dennis) are invited to the home of a burned-out professor and his foul-mouthed, bitter, yet seductive wife (Burton and Taylor). The guests get more than dinner, as the evening deteriorates into brutal verbal battles between the hosts. Taylor and Dennis won Oscars; Burton's Oscar-nominated portrait of the tortured husband is magnificent. Richard and Liz's best film together.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 127 minutes.

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Adapted from a Play, Marriage, Top Grossing Films of 1966, War Between the Sexes, Screen Teams: Burton & Taylor, 4 Bones
Ernest Lehman
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Haskell Wexler
Mike Nichols
Alex North
Warner Bros.


Oscars 1966: Actress (Taylor), Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog., Costume Des. (B&W), Support. Actress (Dennis); British Acad. 1966: Actor (Burton), Actress (Taylor), Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1966: Actress (Taylor); N.Y. Film Critics 1966: Actress (Taylor).

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