WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF (Nichols, 1966) - It’s hard to talk about this movie without resorting to cliches - words like tour-de-force, fierce, no-holds-barred, they’ve been used before. It was the perfect movie for me to watch yesterday, since I was very annoyed, and felt like yelling at someone. I’m not the yelling type, so I let George and Martha yell (and bicker and insinuate and mock) for me. It worked fairly well. I was also very impressed with the cinematography and editing - with all the talking and the small cast the movie’s very clearly an adaptation of a play, but it doesn’t feel stage-bound or cramped at all.
Posted on Friday, 26 August 2011