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catch-22

A popular term for a type of paradoxical impossibility, a conundrum in which one can’t comply with a mandate because of illogical rules or conditions; difficult circumstances, from which there is no exit due to mutually conflicting and/or interdependent conditions.
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Channel 4 director of programmes Ian Katz said: "It's hard to imagine a work that speaks more directly to the frequently absurd times we live in, and to the growing sense of individual distrust of institutions, than Catch-22, "David Michod and Luke Davies have produced a script that crackles with irony, anger and humanity."
forfei assign howev violatio burea Any attempt to forfeit his military assignments, however, threatens to put him in violation of Catch-22, a bureaucratic rule stating that a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, whereas a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity.
George said: "I got a call from them, asking, 'Do you want to do Catch-22?' and I was like, 'God, no - I'm not stupid'.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty years after he left medical drama "ER", George Clooney returns to television this month with an adaptation of Joseph Heller's "Catch-22", a novel whose complexity the actor said made it ideal for a six-part series.
class=George Clooney, who returns to TV for the first time in 20 years with an adaptation of the classic novel "Catch-22," said on Monday the Hulu series set in World War II aims to tell a timeless story about the "insanity" of war.At a preview for reporters, Clooney said he initially resisted the idea of taking on Joseph Heller's 1961 book about a member of a US bomber squadron fighting the higher-ups in the military bureaucracy.
Summary: The actor is currently filming his new Hulu series 'Catch-22'
George Clooney at the Venice Film Festival, September 8, 2009 -- Wikimedia /Nicolas Genin CAIRO -- 16 April 2018: George Clooney is stepping down as a major star of the upcoming "Catch-22" series, switching with "Friday Night Lights" actor Kyle Chandler for the role of Colonel Cathcart.
The phrase "Catch-22" gained acclaim from the 1961 novel Catch-22, which describes an absurd Air Force rule that seemingly has no resolution.
[USA], Jan 13 (ANI): George Clooney is all set to return to the television space with 'Catch-22', adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.
She examines two post-World War I modernist novels (The Sun Also Rises and To the Lighthouse) and two post-World War II postmodern novels (Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse-Five) to demonstrate the differences between the two periods and the way they informed each other, followed by several chapters on the effect of these works on postmodern novels dealing with war in general.