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Film: Catch-22
The 1970 film adaptation of the book of the same name, directed by Mike Nichols and featuring an All-Star Cast, was a commercial and critical flop.

This film provides examples of:

  • All-Star Cast
  • Catch-22 Dilemma: This story is the trope namer. The soldiers of Pianosa are caught in various illogical binds, mostly from military law.
  • Ironic Echo Cut: A scene features Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn, having had enough of Yossarian's troublemaking, ending a meeting with a vow to (metaphorically) "kick him in the balls!" Cut to Yossarian getting literally kneed in the groin by a nurse he'd gotten a little too overly friendly with.
  • Those Two Actors: For the movie, just try watching scenes between Colonel Cathcart and Chaplain Tappmann without thinking of another film Martin Balsam and Anthony Perkins did ten years before.
Breakfast at Tiffany'sCreator/ParamountChanging Lanes
Beyond the Valley of the DollsFilms of the 1970sColossus The Forbin Project

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