Catch 22 (1970): Mike Nichols Black Comedy of Joseph Heller Best Selling Book

It must have been easier for the public to read and enjoy Joseph Heller's 1955 best-selling novel about WWII than to see Mike Nichols' visual adaptation 15 years later, when the film was released during the height of the Vietnam War. Featuring black humor that was far too symbolic, "Catch 22" carried its anti-war message to such an extreme that the movie failed, despite artistic merits.