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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ()


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A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

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Martha
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George
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Agnes Flanagan ...
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Frank Flanagan ...
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Mike Nichols

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Ernest Lehman ... (screenplay)
 
Edward Albee ... (play) (uncredited)

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Ernest Lehman ... producer (uncredited)

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Alex North ... (music composed by)

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Haskell Wexler ... director of photography

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Sam O'Steen ... film editor

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John F. Burnett ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Richard Sylbert

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George James Hopkins

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Irene Sharaff ... (costumes designed by)

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist: Miss Taylor
Ron Berkeley ... makeup artist: Mr. Burton (as Ronnie Berkeley)
Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles creator: Miss Taylor
Jean Burt Reilly ... supervising hair stylist

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Bud Grace ... assistant director
Michael Daves ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Craig Binkley ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bill Gold ... poster designer (uncredited)
Harold Michelson ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Joseph Musso ... production illustrator (uncredited)

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M.A. Merrick ... sound
George Groves ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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Frank Flanagan ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ralph Gerling ... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Jason ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael A. Jones ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Alex North ... conductor
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Henry Brant ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music scoring mixer (uncredited)

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Frank Khoury ... driver: cast (uncredited)

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Richard Barr ... produced on the stage by
Doane Harrison ... production advisor
Hal W. Polaire ... assistant to the producer (as Hal Polaire)
Meta Rebner ... script supervisor
Clinton Wilder ... produced on the stage by
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
T.J. Healy II ... production assistant (uncredited)
Herbert Ross ... choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

George and Martha are a middle aged married couple, whose charged relationship is defined by vitriolic verbal battles, which underlies what seems like an emotional dependence upon each other. This verbal abuse is fueled by an excessive consumption of alcohol. George being an associate History professor in a New Carthage university where Martha's father is the President adds an extra dimension to their relationship. Late one Saturday evening after a faculty mixer, Martha invites Nick and Honey, an ambitious young Biology professor new to the university and his mousy wife, over for a nightcap. As the evening progresses, Nick and Honey, plied with more alcohol, get caught up in George and Martha's games of needing to hurt each other and everyone around them. The ultimate abuse comes in the form of talk of George and Martha's unseen sixteen year old son, whose birthday is the following day. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (United States)
  • Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf? (France)
  • Wer hat Angst vor Virginia Woolf? (Germany)
  • Qui té por de Virginia Woolf? (Spain, Catalan title)
  • ¿Quién teme a Virginia Woolf? (Spain)
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  • 131 min
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Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) became the first motion picture in Academy Awards and cinema history to be nominated for every Academy Award category in which it was eligible, including Best Adapted Screenplay (Lehman), Director (Mike Nichols), all the acting categories (Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis), and Picture of the Year (Ernest Lehman), since Cimarron (1931). See more »
Goofs The four characters stop at a bar after the first soiree at George's house. It is clearly after 2:00 a.m., since the time was stated during the first segment. No bars, however, would have been open after 1 or 2 a.m. in the New England states, where the film is set. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Letter (1940). See more »
Quotes Martha: I hope that was an empty bottle, George! You can't afford to waste good liquor, not on YOUR salary!
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