Dec 16, 2007

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf???

Allow me to share the Insanity...

This holiday season, you might just have some down time, eh? A cult classic, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff," is a must see.

The movie blew me away and from all I can gather, it is one of the first films, short of Psycho, which garnered or ushered in our ratings system, as we know it today.

You've never seen a movie such as this, guaranteed. It should not be too difficult to obtain and is cinematic genius. You've not lived to till you've seen this piece.

Racy and edgy, ahead of it's time, it deals with some serious issues. But don't be fooled, you'll be mesmerized as Taylor and Burton, play out their best works.

I actually watched this, in the middle of a snow storm, sick as a dog, curled up on the couch in 1996? To this day, it has become one of my all time favorites. Besides the fact that it reminded me of my Mom and Dad and how they fought, you'll find great amusement, if you read between the lines and view it as a film, far before it's time. Don't slight yourself as I do not make a point of recommending movies. Siskel & Ebert, I am not.


CanadianSwiss said...

I don't think I've ever seen that movie. Looks like I'll have to find it on the net and download. Thanks for the tip :)

Babz said...

CS, I hope you'll be able to find it. I think you'll truly enjoy it. No, it's not a feel good film but damn if it's not memorable. Kiss that X, my ol friend!

Old Knudsen said...

I just don't like Burton or Taylor and can't get past that.I laugh when people say woof instead of wolf.

Rob K said...

"You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games."

Awesome choice, Babs! There's some fabulous acting here. And look how young George Segal is!

marky said...

wow. that looks intense. i don't know if i could take it. maybe one rainy did your parents fighting like this affect you? do you have realtionship with them now?

~Babz~ said...

Old Knudsen, ok then give me a better example, so I may know your taste. I mean they don't make 'em quite like they used to but who is it that makes you think they are truly good at their craft?

~Babz~ said...

Rob K, I'd forgotten that line. Don't you think, for that time, that period, this movie was really racy as it dealt with issues people just didn't discuss, you know, they swept under the carpet??

I need to watch it again and I'm not sure what reminded me of it. Senility has become an issue for me, lol!

~Babz~ said...

Marky, it is a perfect movie for a rainy day or in the middle of a snow storm, curled up on the couch in all your favorite blankies, in your boxers, right?

My Mom and Dad fought like crazy, not physical stuff but my Mom could be a snarky, upper crust, hit below the belt, go for broke fighter. My Dad mostly fended her off with a bit of wit and sarcasm. I learned an eclectic mix, from them.
But if I am fighting with a loved one, I never hit below the belt and try like hell not to say things I don't mean out of anger. Anyone else, look out cause I do my best to get under every layer, to the core of you. Well, I am behaved more so these days. I'm like a cat, naps and occasional running amuck.
My parents broke up when I was 11.My Dad remarried but died in '86 and Mom remarried and is still capable of being nothing less than a Big B. However, she has mellowed quite a bit.
These are my parents, my Mom and Step-Dad, who I am very close with, founded MIA;


Ya had to ask, lol!

msb said...

George and Martha , sure could turn a phrase or two. I don't think my parents quite had the gift. but I was a learner and That movie one of my favorite gifts of valuable insults, sarcastic rebuttals, and twisted quips.

took me years of retraining my mouth just to keep them as unspoken thoughts and learn to just smile.

bitchin' blog, Babz

JerseyTjej said...

I tried to find a copy here and cannot! Do you have one...Just askin, lol! Holla at a ho' and Feliz Navidad! YOU have to check out Soldier Blue with Candice Bergen and Peter Strauss...I woke up with heart burn at 2 am and could not believe this film!

shad catcher said...

They sure don't make em like they used to, that's for sure. I haven't seen that movie but want to catch up on some movie watching - I'll put it on my list. I did some curling on the couch today and somehow wound up watching.... Gun Smoke. :)

Rob K said...

It's been years since I've seen it, too, Babs. I also studied it in an English lit class in college, but don't ask me to recall that class...or the college for that matter.

Benny Hill did a spoof on this film where, through the miracle of special effects, he played both parts. It's good for a laugh, as I recall.

NYD said...

Well hello and thanks for visiting my blog. When I dropped by to see who you were I was surprised to find a multitude of blogs to choose from. This place seems to get the most action, but your 'softer side' was a prettty cool place.

Hope you and yours have a happy holiday and a healthier new year.

P.S. Don't forget the beers.

~Babz~ said...

MSB, ya made me laugh as I realized, yes I too had to learn to keep my shit to myself. I call it my DL method(on the down low). I had an abusive husband for years. He'd call me everything but a white girl and if I said anything back boom down I'd go and come up scrapping. So, I evolved and learned to think the shittiest thoughts(they can't take that away till they give me the lobotomy but I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy, right?). I'd look him in the eye and think, "You lil dick, good for nothin motherfucker," and so on. It's how I dealt and it would actually give me a shit eatin grin.

~Babz~ said...

Jersey, no I don't have a copy but if I did or if I can find it, I'll send it. It's a good one, worthy of owning. For the life of me, I can't remember why I thought about the movie, either.

I'll have to check out Soldier Blue. I'd not even heard of it but I like both actors.

I checked out Fatboy Media

but didn't see either. The first link to TV Links doesn't look like it works. I'll check out the others though. Yea, you'd be surprised what movies you can find on there. Often times, they're not high quality, like someone took their video cam into the movies but you can watch movies that are currently in the theatre. Check it out.

Now, my ol friend, I hope all your babies have a wonderful Christmas and I got nothin but love for ya bay! Hugz!!

~Babz~ said...

Shad Catcher, yes TV Land is famous for shows like that. You know I had a mad crush on Hoss. I married a big man too, my first husband, Wayne was larger than life with his 56 in. chest and 19 1/2 in. neck.

Curled on the couch, the only way to fly. merry Christmas my old friend! Big Love!

~Babz~ said...

NYD, thanks for stopping in. If I'd known you were coming home earlier, I woulda baked a cake, lol! You're always welcome here and I might add, it looks like your life is more interesting than mine, for sure.
Hope you enjoy your trip home to NYC, not too much changes, huh? But nothin beats NYC at Christmas, right?

Yes, I have too many blogs and have actually deleted 5 or 6, through the years. I also write;

Free Advice; Ask Aunt Babz

It keeps me busy and off the streets, lol!

Have a good one!

xstevex said...

interesting Ive been on a Hitchcock kick lately , North By Northwest , Rear Window , The Birds etc but I did just see Cool Hand Luke , that was awesome , Im just a movie nut , or a plain nut if you will.....