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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Supporting ActorGeorge SegalNominated
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorWon
Best Supporting ActressSandy DennisWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsWon
Best CinematographyHaskell WexlerWon
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffWon
Best DirectorMike NicholsNominated
Best Film EditingSam O'SteenNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
Best PictureErnest Lehman, ProducerNominated
Best WritingErnest LehmanNominated
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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: Hey!
George: Hark! Jungle sounds.
Martha: Hey!
George: Animal noises.


Martha: A drowning man takes down those nearest.


George: I used to drink brandy.
Martha: You used to drink bergen, too.


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Willard Maas and Marie Menken and their relationship were the basis for the characters of George and Martha.
When the film was shown on network television for the first time, some local television affiliates bumped the broadcast from 9:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M., because a film with such adult language had never been shown on network TV.
According to Edward Albee, the only thing he doesn't like about the film is the over-use of over-head shots. He did say, however, that he envisioned Bette Davis and James Mason as Martha and George rather than Taylor and Burton. If Davis had been cast, she would have ended up parodying a line from one of her old films ("What a dump!") in the opening scene.
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