Died Today (November 19th): Mike Nichols (1931–2014)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

mikenichols.jpgMike Nichols (1931–2014)

Born: November 6, 1931 in Berlin, Germany
Died: November 19, 2014 (age 83) in Manhattan, New York, USA

Married to: Diane Sawyer (29 April 1988 – 19 November 2014) (his death)
Annabel Davis-Goff (1975 – 1986) (divorced) (2 children)
Margot Callas (July 1963 – 1974) (divorced) (1 child)
Patricia Scot (4 June 1957 – 1960) (divorced)

[on Stanley Kubrick] In the end, I think he began to have trouble, because if you can’t leave home, you lose track of reality, and I think that happened to him. Still, he made great movies and he was a completely gifted director. If you look at 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), you suddenly realize: My God, there’s nobody in this movie!

A movie is like a person. Either you trust it or you don’t.

It’s not a film-maker’s job to explain his technique, but to tell his story the best…

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