In this program about the ins and outs of business investment, film and stage producer/director Mike Nichols (Barefoot in the Park, The Graduate) describes both his personal and profitable involvement with Arabian horses. When not working on his academy award winning films, Nichols retreats to his farm and the Arabian horses that have been his passion since childhood. Striking footage of horses being trained, cared for and shown is accompanied by Nichols’ own personal commentary; his reasons for raising Arabians, his methods of choosing breeding stock, and his thoughts about using horses as a lucrative business.
Nichols And Dimes is a revealing portrait of the artist and is a must-see for horse lovers alike.
The production originally aired on the premiere evening of CBS’ original (and now defunct) cable network.
…a report on unusual tax shelters, in which Mike Nichols talks about his investment in Arabian horses… ‘[is] done in an imaginative, stimulating way…and it’s certainly different from anything you’ve ever seen before about tax shelters.
Dick Cox, Former President of CBS Cable in The New York Times
Beautiful footage of horses being trained, cared for and shown is combined with Nichols’ comments on his reason for raising Arabians, his methods of choosing breeding stock and his manner of working with these graceful creatures.
Mike Nichols’ adventures with horses for fun and profit…is a triumph.
Art Unger, Christian Science Monitor
An informative and highly entertaining film, a must for horse lovers. Highly recommended.
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