Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
George, an associate history professor at a local college, and Martha, who’s father happens to be the president of the college, are a long-time married couple who return home from a faculty party. Already inebriated with a trouble relationship, the pair welcome a young married couple, Honey, and Nick, the new biology professor at the college, to their home. An evening of extensive drinking proceeds to bring out the destructive behavior in both relationships. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”.

· Martha and George arrive home. She cuts the light on in the living room and there is a three-light lamp behind the bar area. It’s still there when they go to the kitchen. They head downstairs before Nick and Honey arrive and the lamp with the three lights is gone. It’s been replaced by an overhead lamp with one light.

· Also during this scene, when Martha is telling George they have guests coming, there is a book with a light colored jacket/cover at the end of the shelf that has the record player on it. Later, it’s been replaced by another, darker covered book.

· George is laying on the bed in the bedroom. Martha makes the “phrase maker” comment and the overhead view of George shows his pillow is neatly covered by the bedspread and the books on the shelf behind him are visible. Martha climbs on the bed and the overhead view of the two shows the pillow is pulled back and now obscures part of the shelf. In the close-up view, when Martha grabs the ice from his glass, the pillow is neatly tucked in and the books are visible again. It cuts back to the overhead view and the pillow is pulled back, obscuring the book once more.

· The front view of George when he makes the “you people are rearranging my genes” comment, shows he puts his left arm behind Nick. It cuts to a closer view and George’s left hand is now on Nick’s left shoulder.

· The two couples stop at the place on the side of the road to go dancing. As Martha and Nick are dancing together, the close-up of George and Honey, when he says, “don’t encourage her”, shows Honey’s right hand is on the table, holding a glass. It cuts to a closer view of Martha and Nick, with Honey and George in the background, and Honey’s hands are folded together on the table.

· In the close-up of Nick, when he says, “haven’t you had enough”, his hands/arms are down. It cuts to a wider view with him in the background and his right arm is propped up with his hand resting against his face.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) stars Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis. It runs 131 minutes and is Not Rated.

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