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Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)

Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)

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A compilation of discussions between director Mike Nichols (1931-2014) and his colleague Jack O'Brien includes the former's recollections of his early career in show business, including his comedy performances with Elaine May in the late 1950s; stage directions of "Barefoot in the Park" (1963) and "The Odd Couple" (1965); and making the films "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and "The Graduate" (1967). The interviews were filmed at the Golden Theatre in New York City in July 2014.

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It's not meant to be a complete catalog or chronology. It's a beautiful interview piece with archival photographs and clips that will inform any viewer's appreciation of the performing arts.

February 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Every time [director Elaine] May cuts away from Mike Nichols talking, you're impatient for her to get back to him.

February 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Becoming Mike Nichols will make you want to go back and rewatch Stevens's gorgeous and definitely American film, but only after you've paid a nice, long visit to Nichols's greatest hits.

February 22, 2016 | Full Review…

"Becoming Mike Nichols" falls short of its potential beyond the clearly interesting source of trivia it provides ...

February 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

By concentrating on the early projects, we get a richer sense of the development of Nichols the artist in his own words and illustrated with photos and extended clips of performances.

February 18, 2016 | Full Review…

For a documentary on his work to clock in at just 72 minutes doesn't seem fitting in any sense.

January 29, 2016 | Full Review…
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