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Robert Altman, RIP Roundup

The legendary filmmaker passed away yesterday. Herewith, some Altman-ania from around the tubes of the net:

  • PopWatch's elegy
  • NY Times obituary
  • Meryl Streep & Lily Tomlin's tribute to Altman at the 2006 Oscars, via YouTube (of course) -- isn't it amazing how it looks so natural & spontaneous? It took quite a bit of rehearsing to make their performances look like that.
  • Clips from 1990 BBC interviews
  • Fresh Air interview, again from 1990

I'm not really a fan of his early stuff (I found Nashville almost unwatchable, actually, though I stuck with it till the end), which I know is sort of sacreligious. I do love Gosford Park and The Player, though. Maybe an Altman retrospective is in order over this holiday weekend.


  • At 9:48 PM, Blogger Greg said…

    I didn't like Nashville the first time through myself. Couldn't compare to Short Cuts or MASH. But I recently revisited it and was totally surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Still not as good as either of the aforementioned pair, but still a cut above most.

  • At 10:15 PM, Blogger Liz B said…


    Anyone who thinks they know it because of the TV series is wrong.

    Tho the TV series is good;

    the movie is brilliant.


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