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Catch 22 miniseries coming up

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if i realize im insane truly im insane?

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Saw a trailer today and wanted to post here 😁 

 

Looks promising.

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First time I've even heard of Hulu. Won't be able to see this then until someone else picks it up. :huh:

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Joy of joys, Channel 4 (UK) is doing it, doesn’t say when, but can’t wait.

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Been waiting for this since it was announced last year. It's one of my favorite books. I have a beautiful copy that is signed by Joseph Heller. 

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15 hours ago, Poochnboo said:

Been waiting for this since it was announced last year. It's one of my favorite books. I have a beautiful copy that is signed by Joseph Heller. 

 

Nice!

 

I hated Catch-22 and gave up on it the first time I tried to read it back in the day. 22 years of active duty later it made complete sense to me 🤣🤣🤣

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4 hours ago, Rekt said:

I hated Catch-22 and gave up on it the first time I tried to read it back in the day. 22 years of active duty later it made complete sense to me

22 years....what and interesting coincidence! Lol! And I'm sure that there were plenty of meatheads that you met who made you say, "Hey...I remember him from the book!"

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Just watched it. Thought it was pretty good. I'm enjoying the depiction of life on a 12th Air Force bomber base. "That's some catch that catch-22!"

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Watching it now.  Great stuff. 

I wish I could taxi a Ju-52 that well.  :biggrin:

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Enjoyed the series overall, but it was quite obvious they used the C-47 interior for the Ju 52 flight scenes. That was a bit of a letdown. 

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Many of the B-25s have a barrel for a nose gun but nothing else behind it.  That make me chuckle. 

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gotta love the A-2 jackets 😎

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47 minutes ago, Nibbio said:

gotta love the A-2 jackets

Oh, yeah. Love all that stuff. And the period music. The color pallet they used. Put back in that time, I think. 

 

On 5/21/2019 at 12:50 PM, LukeFF said:

they used the C-47 interior for the Ju 52 flight scenes

Yes, I noticed that, too, and wondered why. They seem to have had at least one flyable Ju-52. 

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My Danish provider has only released the first episode, but so far I'm pretty optimistic. It strikes a somewhat more realistic tone than the 1970s movie (which I love in all its surreal campy craziness) and seems to be going for a more linear story, which is probably a necessity with a TV-series. It'll be interesting to see, how it handles the satire, once things really start to go off the rails. 

 

I do wish they would've found an actual Arabian-American actor to play Yossarian. Abbott just looks way too Italian to really stick out the way Yosarrian should. 

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3 episodes in an it's a good adaptation of the book. 

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7 hours ago, IV./JG51-H_Steinbaur said:

Hvad kanal så du den episode på ? 

 

( I ask : what canal 😎 )

Den kan streames på C-more. 

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15 hours ago, Finkeren said:

I do wish they would've found an actual Arabian-American actor to play Yossarian. Abbott just looks way too Italian to really stick out the way Yosarrian should. 

 

Always thought the Yossarian character was of Armenian origins.

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14 minutes ago, Nibbio said:

 

Always thought the Yossarian character was of Armenian origins.

 

Syrian, I think. Technically not Arab then, but still. 

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3 hours ago, Finkeren said:

 

Syrian, I think. Technically not Arab then, but still. 

 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yossarian

Catch-22 introduces Yossarian as an American soldier in World War II with Assyrian heritage, although Closing Time clarifies this to be a joke and that his heritage and surname are in fact Armenian

 

there, my pedantic ego is satisfied now 😉

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Haven't read Closing Time, so I considdr myself excused. 

 

I guess Abbott could pass for Armenian... 

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A lot of iranian have a name ended with -ian too.

But Yossarian is armenian, no doubt.

 

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Finally managed to watch episode one last night on Channel 4 UK.

 

Apart from the fact that Hugh Laurie was in it it did make me wonder if Catch 22 had some influence on the script of Blackadder goes Forth, it seems to share many of the same tropes.

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On 5/24/2019 at 9:49 PM, PatCartier said:

A lot of iranian have a name ended with -ian too.

But Yossarian is armenian, no doubt.

 

An Armenian and a Georgian argue who was the first man on earth. The Armenian says: "The first man was Adam." Says the Georgian "Maybe so, but his father was Chimpanze."

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Enjoying so far although im enjoying less that its on Channel 4s catch up "service" in the UK so seemingly has to have an add break every 3rd line of dialogue and 30s of loading time for every innaine advert shown. ~Suffice to say that if i see a Lexus Hybrid today i WILL key it!

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