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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse24 Dec 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

…Clooney's Hulu Series

"Hulu has released the first set of images for its adaptation of Joseph Heller‘s excellent satirical novel, Catch-22. The 6-episode limited series will be directed by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Ellen Kuras (each doing 2 episodes), all of whom are also producing. Luke Davies and David Michôd are co-writers and executive producers.

It's been a long time since I read Catch-22, which is typically required reading in the high school cannon of literary works, but I absolutely loved it. The sharp, fragmented style creates a dreamy and sometimes nightmarish discombobulation. But mostly it's just extremely dryly funny, and also coined the well-known phrase of a "catch-22," which describes a paradoxical situation that cannot be escaped because of contradictory rules. It also may have inspired the series M*A*S*H, which shares a similar style (of note, there was a Catch-22 pilot starring Richard Dreyfuss that was never picked up, as well as a movie made in 1970)…."
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DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2018 10:41 p.m. PST

YouTube link

youtube pilot with Dreyfuss

Base commander has some nice soldiers…

mghFond24 Dec 2018 11:17 p.m. PST

I absolutely hated the book when I had to read it in school and definitely will take a pass on the series then. To each his own.

Aethelflaeda was framed25 Dec 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Books hated in school have strange tendency to because quite good after they have sat on the shelf and matured for twenty years.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse25 Dec 2018 2:57 p.m. PST



Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

I can see why the Dreyfuss pilot didnt make it. Worth watching for the B-25s and less than half an hour. I have read that his was an attempt by ABC to have their own M*A*S*H hit. In any event nice find DW.

Walking Sailor26 Dec 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

It also may have inspired the series M*A*S*H
The TV show M*A*S*H was inspired by the book "MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors" link

Old Wolfman26 Dec 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

I noticed in the earlier failed pilot version,one of the flyboys was noted voiceover artist Frank Welker.

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