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Mike Nichols: A film and stage director with music on his mind
Mike Nichols: A film and stage director with music on his mind

Mike Nichols didn’t write “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Blower’s Daughter” or “It’s the Hard Knock Life.” And he didn’t perform them (at least not to any great public renown). But there’s little doubt that the celebrated film and stage director, who died Wednesday at the age of 83, helped embed these songs in popular culture. A master storyteller with a keen musical sense, he was doing the work of a so-called curator long before that job title became fashionable. Nichols is probably best remembered among musicians for his prominent use of Simon & Garfunkel’s songs in his 1967 movie “The Graduate,” a...

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