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Movie-A-Day #25: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).

January 25, 2011

Virginia Woolf was one of the literary giants of the 20th century. But like a lot of modern authors, her body of work has made much of a dent on the big screen. So to mark her birthday today, we turn not to Nicole Kidman and her fake nose, but to something Woolf had nothing to do with beyond the appropriation of her name – Mike Nichols’ scathing adaptation of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the hottest celebrity couple of the time, dropped the glamor for their emotionally terrifying work here. Could you imagine Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt doing the same?

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