Joseph Heller’s 1961 novel <em>Catch-22</em> takes place during World War II and was inspired by Heller’s own experiences during the war. But it functioned as an allegory for both McCarthyism and the Vietnam War at the time it was published, and it reflected Vietnam again when it was adapted into a movie by Mike Nichols in 1970. In 2019, <em>Catch-22</em> remains as sadly relevant as ever, and Hulu’s new six-episode miniseries adaptation of the novel, executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, easily connects to the modern state of war, capitalism and government bureaucracy.

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Posted on May 16, 2019 - 158 days 22 hours ago   from Comic Book Resources


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