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Film Wednesday 26 April, 2023 5:00pm

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) (15)



Introduced by Christopher Hampton

It’s the clash of the silver screen titans in Mike Nichols’ iconic adaptation of the vitriolic play. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor lacerate one another with one of the sharpest scripts in Hollywood history as a bitter long-married couple unleash total war on one another over a single, booze-fuelled night.

I swear, if you existed, I’d divorce you.


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“Adapting for the screen, whether it be a novel, a stage play, a biography, a historical event or a newspaper article, presents its own particular problems, perhaps more technical, but in no way less intricate than writing an original screenplay. I’ve spent decades ruminating on these issues, without necessarily having reached any firm conclusions, though I do by now, I suppose, have a few tentative suggestions. I’m delighted at the opportunity to visit Bridport to be able to kick some of these suggestions around.”

- Christopher Hampton

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