I'm old enough to remember Mike purely as TV stand-up act with Elaine May. Then see Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff in the theater in '66. And on to Silkwood and etc. He ended up living just a few miles down 9W from us and we'd see him in Piermont now and then. Yes, I forgive him for making a hash of Catch-22. Partly because of underrated gems such as Charlie Wilson's War. One of several great scenes.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mike Nichols, R.I.P.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch