‘Catch-22’: George Clooney’s Adaptation Of The Classic Novel Is A Successful, But Fleeting, War Satire [Review]

Published on May 17, 2019

Joseph Heller’s seminal novel “Catch-22” is not only responsible for the introducing the titular paradoxical term into the English lexicon, but also as a blistering anti-war text, one that laid bare the inherent absurdity of war. As such, the novel has been rightly canonized. Adaptations of the text, such as Mike Nichols’ 1970 film of the same name, have struggled to capture Heller’s dark humor and complex structuring.

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Author: Christian Gallichio