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Movie review “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf”

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They start to argue, meanwhile they’re getting more and more drunk. The guests, Nick and Honey, arrive. The drinking increases and so does the argument between Martha and George, and now they use Nick and Honey as pawns in their quarrel. The night continues with quarrels and more alcohol and ends with an awakening for Martha. The theme of this film is man vs. woman. It is clearly evident when the entire film is based on Martha and George’s quarreling. The film takes place in four different environments, in and outside of Martha and George’s house, in the AR and at the bar.

In the play everything takes place in the house. The question is whether it would have been better to do so in the film? The director had then been able to concentrate more on dialogue, which is the whole basis of the film. The actors are brilliant at portraying the characters. Everyone gives a convincing impression of being drunk. Elizabeth Taylor is impressive in the role of Martha. Martha is a bitter, sad and angry woman, and Taylor manages to bring out these feelings with a convincing empathy. George is tired and sick of Marsh’s behavior. He is ironically mean and provocative against Martha.

One cannot help but wonder if there is some genuine emotion in the play as Taylor and Burton were married during the filming of the film? The emotions in the film are numerous and strong. One is struck by how people react when they have been drinking alcohol. Wonder how the film had been without alcohol, probably pretty boring. The camera work is very good and adds much in the film, for example many close-ups. The music, composed by Alex North, gives an important touch to the film. I strongly recommend this film to anyone in the mood for simple anguished drama with a touch of irony.

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