VINTAGE FILM Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

There are lots of poorly-made black-and-white films made to scare people away from certain things (taking drugs, going to prison, driving drunk) and then there’s this great movie that scares people away from entering into a bad marriage; why is it the only one not shown in public schools? Set off-campus in a New England college town, a professor (Richard Burton) and his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) put on a master class in marital discord.

Director: Mike Nichols

Screenplay by: Ernest Lehman

Starring: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis, George Segal

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress Taylor (won), Best Supporting Actor Segal, Supporting Actress Dennis (won), Best Adapted Screenplay. BAFTA nominations for Best Film (won), Best British Actor Burton (won), Best British Actress Taylor (won).

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