‘Catch-22’: Might Makes Right

‘Catch-22’: Might Makes Right

I’ve been reading through Catch-22, and it’s by far one of the funniest novels I have ever read. With a wide cast of quirky and bizarre characters and witty (and most of the time nonsensical) dialogue, this satirical war novel by Joseph Heller perfectly illustrates the absurdity of, not only military life, but of bureaucracy all together. For those of you who are unaware, the title of the novel Catch-22 comes from the military rule within the text of the same name, which states that any bomber pilot who willingly puts themself in danger is not of sound mind and therefore must be …

George Clooney Reveals Why He Returned to the Small Screen for ‘Catch 22’

George Clooney Reveals Why He Returned to the Small Screen for ‘Catch 22’

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In an interview with the BBC, George Clooney reveals how he was lured back onto the small screen for Catch 22.   Image Via Hollywood Reporter The dark comedy, based on Joseph Heller’s beloved novel, appeared on Hulu as a miniseries, with Clooney directing two of the six episode, including the finale.   Image Via Engadget Heller’s 1961 novel  infamously coined the term ‘catch-22’, which refers to a situation that’s impossible to win. Clooney’s series currently holds an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. From a distance, Clooney’s name to the cast list wasn’t shocking at all. Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jane Fonda, Jennifer …

See the First Trailer for George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’!

See the First Trailer for George Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’!

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George Clooney is back with a mini-series adaptation of the acclaimed classic Catch-22 by author Joseph Heller.   Image via Amazon.   The book, set during World War 2 ,  focuses on the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. The plot mainly follows the fictional 256th Squadron, while they attempt to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home. As heavy as the topic of war is overall, Heller’s novel is famously humorous, and manages to make a pretty amusing story out of the psychological struggle of surviving the …

Hulu Picks Up George Clooney ‘Catch-22’ Adaptation

Hulu Picks Up George Clooney ‘Catch-22’ Adaptation

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We previously reported that George Clooney had signed on to star in a television adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. At the time of the article, the show had not yet found a network, but it’s been announced that Hulu has picked up the high-profile series.    Clooney is set to star, direct, and produce the limited series, which was written by Luke Davies and David Michôd and co-directed by Grant Heslov.    Catch-22 is set in Italy during World War II. As the book has transcended pop culture and entered the English language as an idiom, you probably know what the book …

What a Catch! George Clooney to Star and Direct New ‘Catch-22’ Series

What a Catch! George Clooney to Star and Direct New ‘Catch-22’ Series

It’s been nearly two decades since iconic Hollywood film actor George Clooney has graced television screens, leaving the small screen behind for cinema, working both in front of and behind the camera.    Now, this Hollywood’s leading man will make a return, reportedly signing on to both star in and direct an adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22.   The six-episode series is slated to begin production in the early months of 2018 in accordance with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content. Though the adaptation hasn’t found a network yet, with Clooney joining production we’re sure it won’t be too long.    Based on Joseph …