Mike Nichols – director

After watching Primary Colors yesterday, which everyone enjoyed; we came home to find that we had recorded a recent American Masters on PBS show about Mike Nichols.  We watched it and are more than ever convinced that he was one of the greatest directors and funny men in entertainment.  His collaboration with Elaine May over the years was spectacular.  As a comedy team during the halcyon days of standup comedy like Bob Newhart, the Smothers Brothers, Shelly Berman and more, Nichols and May were on par, as a broadway director he earned his share of awards and then Hollywood came calling and he didn’t miss a beat.  Of course, there were a couple of flops but the great ones way out numbered the bad.  You can watch the show online at the link below.

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One Response to Mike Nichols – director

  1. Dixie Cliff says:

    Craig, My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing a skit by Mike and Elaine at U of I medical center in 1961. They were performing at Second City on Chicago’s North Side at the time. > WordPress.com > filmappreciationwithcraig posted: “After watching Wag the Dog > yesterday, which everyone enjoyed; we came home to find that we had > recorded a recent American Masters on PBS show about Mike Nichols. We > watched it and are more than ever convinced that he was one of the > greatest directors and” >

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