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ArthurFrayn
November 21st, 2006, 01:53 PM
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20061121-0856-ca-obit-altman.html

A signature film stylist of the 70s, back when such a thing mattered.
Made more than one great movie (McCabe and Mrs Miller,Nashville,The Player), made a number of fascinating small movies(The Long Goodbye,California Split,Three Women,Thieves Like Us), and continued to direct films until the end.
A true "one off".

Dawnstorm
November 21st, 2006, 04:43 PM
My favourite Altman's films:

A Wedding
Short Cuts
Cookie's Fortune

I liked most of his others, too. Especially his stranger efforts, such as Brewster MacCloud (sp?) about the boy who wanted to fly.

The film I need to watch again is Quintet. I was terribly bored when I first saw (half of) it. But, then, I was, what, ten or eleven years old.

No more Altman films then? That's sad.

ArthurFrayn
November 21st, 2006, 09:46 PM
I like Brewster McCloud although it's more than a little rough around the edges. I think it was his first film.

Quintet doesn't really work, but there's something fascinating about it.