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R. I. P. Mike Nichols

From cutting-edge standup to New Hollywood cinema and beyond, his influence was incalculable. Here’s my take on The Graduate, one of his all-time masterworks. Advertisements

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The Graudate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

“Nichols and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees threw out the DGA playbook for The Graduate, experimenting wildly with lighting and lenses, lending the film a sense of freewheeling freshness, a sheen of visual inventiveness that hasn’t dimmed over the years.” Read … Continue reading

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