Title: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Edward Albee
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
Music: Alex North
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Actress (Taylor), Best Supporting Actress (Dennis), Best Cinematography (black-and-white), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (black-and-white) and Best Costume Design (black-and-white); Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Burton), Best Supporting Actor (Segal), Best Score, Best Editing and Best Sound; currently #217 on IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a bitter couple play mind games with their guests
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), September 2008
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 10/10 c. 3.7/4 (Great).
Hilariously funny and tensely suspenseful, simultaneously. And, apparently, Richard Burton is awesome.