Adventures in American Filmmaking #134


Today's Adventure: Mike Nichols and Elizabeth Taylor exchange ideas on the set of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1965)

5 comments:

Tom Sutpen said...

Why do I get the sense that Nichols is doing a not entirely flattering imitation of Richard Burton here?

God, what an amazing film that is, though.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

That could explain Taylor's mildly hostile posture. She's sort of looking at Mike like "What the hell did you just say?"

Amazing film indeed! With each passing year I admire Nichols more and more.

Monique said...

Nice photo but it couldn't possibly have been taken on the set; Elizabeth Taylor looks nothing like this in the film.

JonCow said...

I've read that Mike Nichols liked to do improvisational exercises during rehearsals. They are obviously portraying George and Martha as played by the cast of John Ford's The Searchers, John Wayne and Natalie Wood

Tom Sutpen said...

Or Peter Lorre and Mae West.