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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Starring
Agnes Flanagan

Agnes Flanagan

Roadhouse Waitress
Frank Flanagan

Frank Flanagan

Roadhouse Manager


Written by
Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman

(screenplay)
Edward Albee

Edward Albee

play (uncredited)


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2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 5 14:32
2 votes
George, a middle-aged professor, and Martha, the neurotic wife, invite you to dinner at their house a couple of new ones. The intensity of the relationship as an ongoing struggle for supremacy passed from hosts to guests. Great cinematography, as a combination of melodrama and noir, with excellent use of depth of field. Dialogues absolute cynicism, which lay bare ends and vital lies, and roles tha... read more

An enigmatic ensemble classic

2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 3 9:25
2 votes
A descent into madness, watching this film is like having your head compressed in vice. As an audience member, we are invited into the twisted life on an older married couple, whose life is shrouded in a strange ambiguity. Based on the play by Edward Albee, we are turned into voyeuristic spectators, enthralled by the hostility of George and Martha, played with magnificent chemistry by real life hu... read more

Intensely watchable...very compelling

5 years, 5 months ago at Nov 14 4:11
1 vote
"You take the trouble to construct a civilization, to build a society based on the principles of... of principle. You make government and art and realize that they are, must be, both the same. You bring things to the saddest of all points, to the point where there is something to lose. Then, all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the ... read more
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Description: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nicholas' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Taylor won her second Academy Award (and New York Film Critics, National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress A ... (more)
Release date: 22 June 1966
UPC: 085391241423
Drama (16), 1960s (12), Alcoholism (10), Marriage (10), Infidelity (6), Adultery (6), Usa (6), 1966 (6), Oscar Winner (5), Classic (5), Husband Wife Relationship (4), Psychological (4), Play (4), Black & White (4), Based On A Play (4), Based On Play (3), (3), Swing (3), Infertility (3), Aging (3)
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