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Spectral Elaine May—The Later Mike Nichols Collaborations and the Myth of the Recluse

Tim O’Farrell

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May's documentary Mike Nichols: An American Master (2016) surveys Nichols' life and, in particular, work as a noted Hollywood director. The American Masters series, described on the PBS ... More


Teenagers on Stage—The Comedy of Elaine May and Mike Nichols

Mark Freeman

in ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elaine May began her career as one half of a comedy duo in collaboration with Mike Nichols, before both ventured into their own projects in writing and directing. This chapter takes as its focus the ... More


Here in Eden: The Mid-1960s and The Apple Tree

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter considers the work of Bock and Harnick in the aftermath of the unprecedented success of Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Their next show was The Apple Tree (1966), a collection of three ... More


Introduction: Mike Nichols and the Politics of Character

Kyle Stevens

in Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction gives an overview of Nichols’ career and contextualizes his signature interest in interpersonal scenarios within US political and philosophical contexts. Nichols was central to ... More


Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism

Kyle Stevens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375806
eISBN:
9780199375844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375806.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During the late 1960s and 1970s, as Film Studies crystallized into an academic discipline, psychological realism became linked to both classical Hollywood and continuity editing. The style was ... More


Graduating Class

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Having suffered significant financial losses because of unwise investments the mid-1960s, Levine completely overhauled his production strategy later that decade and decided to increase production ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Dean Brandum (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440189
eISBN:
9781474476607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440189.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the diverse career of director, screenwriter, comic and actor, Elaine May Spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have ... More


A Gershwin Tune

Kevin Winkler

in Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190090739
eISBN:
9780190090760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190090739.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Despite his success as a director-choreographer, Tommy Tune still thought of himself as a performer first. As this chapter explains, for My One and Only, a reworking of the 1927 Gershwin musical, ... More


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