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Classic Film Talk: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1966)

Today we reminisce about

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Directed by Mike Nichols

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

Introduction

I have often mentioned in my AFI 100 write-ups the fact that I don’t quite understand how some of the films ended up being chosen for inclusion. 1,787 more words

Classic Film Talk

The Shadowcast #2: Midterm Mayhem

The second edition of our podcast is here! Listen to Fiona and I plus Momo the podcat discussing US political satires from 1997 and 1998 — MAD CITY, WAG THE DOG, PRIMARY COLORS and, best of all, Mr. 17 more words

FILM

The Graduate: Symbolism in Film

For many, symbolism is a titanic concept. A complex tool in the arsenal of the well-equipped filmmaker, symbolism can bury a film in the abstract, leaving some bewildered and confused. 2,919 more words

Features

31 Days of Arkansas Rep: 1999's AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN

A comedy about truth and trust, deception and decisions, Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown marked the first production of the 1999-2000 season for Arkansas Repertory Theatre.  125 more words

History

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”: Throwback-Tamales Review

Behind Elizabeth Taylor’s Oscar-winning turn as Martha, a vitriol-spewing lush, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” goes beyond being an excellent character-driven drama and imprints itself in the annals of film history.

11.5 out of 12 Tamales

31 Days of Arkansas Rep: 1994's LOST IN YONKERS

Over the years, the Arkansas Rep has produced several Neil Simon plays and musicals.

In October 1994, Arkansas Rep produced Simon’s only play to win a Pulitzer,  109 more words

History

Neil Simon's THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE

When the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon died on August 27 he left behind a rich legacy of laughter. Arguably the most successful playwright in American history, Simon was nominated for 17 Tony Awards, he won three: for author of “The Odd Couple,” and twice for best play, for “Biloxi Blues” and “Lost in Yonkers.” More impressively, Simon ruled comedy on the Broadway stage for decades. 1,878 more words

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