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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Mike Nichols and produced by Ernest Lehman.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.
Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Richard Burton||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||George Segal||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Taylor||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sandy Dennis||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Haskell Wexler||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Mike Nichols||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Sam O'Steen||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alex North||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Ernest Lehman, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Ernest Lehman||Nominated|
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About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Who I Owe: My good friend Kevin gave me a copy of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) eons ago. It was so long ago I don't remember why he gave it to me. It could be for various reason... Read full article
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Martha: You can stand it!
George: I cannot stand it!
Martha: You can stand it, you married me for it!
George: Did you really think I was going to kill you, Martha?
Martha: You, kill me? That's a laugh.
George: Well now, I might some day.
Martha: Fat chance.
Martha: I disgust me. You know, there's only been one man in my whole life who's ever made me happy. Do you know that?
Martha: George, my husband... George, who is out somewhere there in the dark, who is good to me - whom I revile, who can keep learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them. Who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. Yes, I do wish to be happy. George and Martha: Sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having come to rest; for having seen me and having said: yes, this will do.
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18th July 1966: Police seized this film, and arrested the manager of a local Nashville cinema, for contravening a municipal order that banned films, as this, for contents of an obscene nature.
According a 2005 interview with Edward Albee, the original writer of the play which the film is based, producer Ernest Lehman hired himself to write the screenplay for $250,000. Also, Albee says that when director Mike Nichols and stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor read the script, they hated it so much that, unknown to Lehman, they changed all of the dialog back to Albee's play save two lines: "Hey, let's go to the roadhouse!" and "Hey, let's come back from the roadhouse!" Albee said, "Two lines for $250,000, $125,000 a piece. That's pretty good."
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