Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nichols & May: A Dentist In Love

Brother Henry found this video of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, the famous comedy duo of the 1950s. Here they are as dentist and patient, brilliantly performed through body language, pacing, writing, and voice. Each went on to be film directors; Nichols directed the classic The Graduate and more recently The Closer. May directed the movie synonymous with box office failures, Ishtar.

You can find their work on CD too.

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posted by Brian at 10:29 AM


Blogger Icepac said...

It is a terrible shame that Ishtar has that reputation... Ishtar is a great movie, and more and more people are coming to realize that.
I think this is going to be a great year for Ishtar... the 20th anniversary will mark a big resurgence. There is a documentary film about Ishtar fandom in the
works, the manager of the Ishtar fan website
( is putting together a tribute CD
featuring cover versions of songs from the movie, and possibly a US
release on DVD (something the heathen in Europe have been enjoying for years). So shake off that square world, get with the countdown, and blast off to Ishtar!

April 19, 2007  

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