Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

United States, 1966

Film
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Nichol’s debut feature after a string of successes on Broadway retained the taboo-breaking profane and sexually charged dialogue of Albee’s stage play, the likes of which had not previously been heard in a big studio film. Burton and Taylor play a married couple in decline who engage in a relentless, vitriolic war of words over the course of one night in the presence of their guests. The film was rehearsed for three weeks before shooting started and was both a critical and box-office success, winning five Oscars. Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis, George Segal.

Credits

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

producer

Ernest Lehman

Duration

02:04:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324702

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Drama

Drama → Melodrama

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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