Wednesday, March 10, 2010

#238 - Coming Soon

Look for #238 to be completed sometime around April, 2016.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

#239 - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Breakdown: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Play written by Edward Albee. Screenplay written by Ernest Lehman. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

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

Review: At the 1967 Academy Awards, there were 16 categories applicable to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The movie was nominated for 13 Oscars...and won five. It's tough to disagree with the Academy on this one, as nearly every aspect of this film is extremely well-crafted. The level of believable insanity between all four characters, the depth of the story and dialogue, and the unique setting (the entire movie takes place in near real-time from 2AM to sunrise) all make for an excellent watch. Oh, and, uh...look out for that surprise ending.

Favorite Quote:
Martha: Truth and illusion, George; you don't know the difference.
George: ... we must carry on as though we did.
Martha: Amen.