Mike Nichols: Articles


'Closer' Film Review: Julia Roberts Shines in Perfect Dysfunctional Date Movie

'Closer' film: Julia Roberts in glib 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' redux. 'Closer' film review: The perfect dysfunctional date movie Mike Nichols' first feature film, an adaptation of Edward Albee's acclaimed play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is a harrowing dissection of two married couples whose inner demons are let […]


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'Closer' Film Review: Julia Roberts Shines in Perfect Dysfunctional Date Movie



Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'

Ann-Margret movies: From sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to two-time Oscar nominee. Ann-Margret movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge' Oscar nominations Ann-Margret, the '60s star who went from sex kitten and Elvis Presley leading lady to respected actress and two-time Academy Award nominee, is Turner Classic […]


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Ann-Margret Movies: From Elvis Presley to 'Tommy,' 'Carnal Knowledge'



Nora Ephron & Carl Bernstein 'Heartburn' Movie

Heartburn movie 1986: “Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein” (Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson) Nora Ephron and Carl Bernstein: Heartburn movie Besides her essays, screenplays, and directorial efforts, another Nora Ephron claim to fame was her marriage to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein. Their marriage lasted from 1976 to 1980. Ephron later […]


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Nora Ephron & Carl Bernstein 'Heartburn' Movie



Ann Blyth & Lizabeth Scott Today + Doris Day Honors James Cagney

Ann Blyth.   Ann Blyth, who received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for the film noir Mildred Pierce (1945), is pictured above during a discussion following a screening of the Joan Crawford classic at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, June 14, 2010. Mildred Pierce was […]


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Ann Blyth & Lizabeth Scott Today + Doris Day Honors James Cagney



Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Adjani and Mike Nichols: Another 'Free Roman Polanski' Petition

Actors Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Adjani, and Elsa Zylberstein; filmmakers Danièle Thompson, Steven Soderbergh, Neil Jordan, Sam Mendes, Taylor Hackford, and Mike Nichols; formerly persecuted writer Salman Rushdie; author Milan Kundera; and stylist Diane von Furstenberg are among those who have signed another petition demanding freedom for 76-year-old filmmaker […]


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Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Adjani and Mike Nichols: Another 'Free Roman Polanski' Petition



'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Screening

Who's Afraid of Henry VIII? vs. A Film for All Seasons: Director Mike Nichols and producer-screenwriter Ernest Lehman's 1966 adaptation of Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? remains one of the best motion pictures of the 1960s. In fact, this intelligent, harrowing, exuberantly acted, marriage-is-hell free-for-all was the […]


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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' Screening



'The Sound of Music,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?': Ernest Lehman Screenwriter

Ernest Lehman: Screenwriter who specialized in adapting plays into screenplays Though hardly a household name, screenwriter and sometime producer Ernest Lehman worked on some of the best-known Hollywood movies of the '50s and '60s. Among those were Alfred Hitchcock's chase thriller North by Northwest, Alexander Mackendrick's critically acclaimed Sweet Smell […]


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'The Sound of Music,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?': Ernest Lehman Screenwriter