The Taming of the Shrew Overview:

The Taming of the Shrew (1967) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Franco Zeffirelli and produced by Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Franco Zeffirelli.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Renzo Mongiardino, John DeCuir, Elven Webb, Giuseppe Mariani; Set Decoration: DariNominated
Best Costume DesignIrene Sharaff, Danilo DonatiNominated
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Quotes from

Petruchio: Come, come, you wasp! In faith you are too angry!
Katherina: If I be waspish, best beware my sting!
Petruchio: My remedy then is to pluck it out!
Katherina: Hah! If the fool could find where it lies!
Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his sting? In his tail!
Katherina: In his tongue!
Petruchio: Whose tongue?
Katherina: Yours! -if you talk of tales, and so farewell!
Petruchio: What? With my tongue in your tail?


Petruchio: Why, there's a wench! Come on and kiss me, Kate.


Katherina: I knew you at the first. You were a moveable!
Petruchio: Why, what's a moveable?
Katherina: A stool like this!
[she kicks out the stool he was sitting on, and he falls on the floor]
Petruchio: Then sit on me!
[he pulls her down on his lap]
Petruchio: Our asses are made to bear and so are you!
Katherina: [she punches him] Women are made to bear and so are you!
Petruchio: Not such a load as yours if me you mean!


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Facts about

In his memoirs, Franco Zeffirelli said that making this film was the most fun he had in his entire career.
After Cleopatra had failed at the box office, nearly bankrupting 20th Century Fox, when director Franco Zeffirelli suggested casting Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton his this film, he was told it would never happen by Fox executives. However, Zeffirelli was persistent, and in the end, he was able to convince Fox that the couple still had box office potential. Ultimately, he was proved correct, as the film was a huge box office success.
Franco Zeffirelli originally proposed this film as a vehicle for Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
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