New Catch-22 mini series - George Clooney to Direct

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    This looks exciting. 6 parts... Some decent actors involved. If done well, can expect some great period sets, airplanes and A-2 flight jackets. I believe one or two well known, top tier repro makers are hoping to make the jackets.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up Brett. The original film is good, and there is fair share of A2s and B-25s in it, although it probably does not do the book justice. I suspect it is not an easy book to turn into a film. So many nuances, such complicated and coulorful characters. Let's see how this series stacks up. It looks like we're in for a bit of wait to find out though - as per the Wikipedia entry, "The series is expected to begin filming in early 2018".

    Cheers
     
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    Tbh Lorenzo, I'm not holding my breath... It will be almost impossible to improve over the original. I mean, there are so few B-25s flying today and as they want to film on location, I read that they intend to get one original B-25 out there (Italy?)... So, does that mean they will CGI all the others... mmmmmm
    And the flight jackets, well... The original movie used original jackets.... The reproduced movie will use repro jackets...
    I wish someone would make a really good AVG Flying Tigers film or series. Done properly, Spielberg-like. That would get me excited.
     
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    Couldn't agree more. All the more given the average quality of the Hollywood crowd's productions these days. The original film, though still short of the book's quality, depth and breadth, is still quite a good film.
     
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    I just watched the film for the first time the other night. While I thought it was quite interesting, I think I might have to read the book to figure out what is really going on.
     
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    To this day, I am not quite sure I know what's going even after reading the book.
     
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    This scene alone makes the movie earn its salt. As Brett said, try to get today's CGI-addicted Hollywood to put that many original A-2s and B-25s in one spot. Plus the dialogue between Yossarian and the doctor. Great stuff!
     
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    Bloody fantastic!
     
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    Aaaaaah guys, thanks to you, I'll have to watch it again soon! One of the best WW2 movie there is.

    Yossarian flipping the bird to the Colonel has me roaring with laughter every time.
     
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    I remember watching Catch 22 when I was way too young to appreciate the humor (also I didn't speak English back then). Then while in college I read the book and I think I laughed at least once at every other page. Will wait for the mini-series and rewatch the movie!
     

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