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Mike Nichols made films about women – sadly a rarity in Hollywood

Mike Nichols made films about women – sadly a rarity in Hollywood

From Silkwood to Working Girl, you can trace the rise of female equality in the films made by the director, who died this week. Many of his collaborators were female, and his movies portrayed his subjects as more than just pretty faces
MIKE_NICHOLS on the set of Who'se Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Early films portrayed women frustrated about the limitations of their lives … Mike Nichols, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the set of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Photograph: Allstar

If you count success in Oscar nominations, then Mike Nichols certainly didn’t fulfil his early promise. His 1966 debut film, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, got 13 nominations and won five. His second, The Graduate, got a mere seven nominations and one win. The 20 other films he went on to make managed 22 nominations and one Oscar between them, for best song. …

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