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 Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2006 05:01 pm
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Steve Patterson
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Robert Altman has died at age 81....

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1953626,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1

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 Posted: Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 12:27 pm
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Agree, Steve, a loss of a true auteur.

Sadly though my memory of Altman was of his terrible production or Miller's Resurrection Blues at the Old Vic, London, earlier this year.  It was the first time I have watched a play, prior to reviews coming out, knowing that I have just witnesses a true turkey.

Best film?  Short Cuts does it for me making great source material into a great ensemble piece.  That said, I've always a had a soft spot for the final catwalk scene in Pret a Porter ...

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 Posted: Wed Nov 22nd, 2006 05:05 pm
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"McCabe and Mrs. Miller" was always my favorite Altman film--the whole look and feel of that piece was incredible, and just listening to the voices was like a course on writing dialogue.

Steve

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I'm in love with Three Women.  I giggle just thinking about putting the Cheese Whiz on Ritz crackers.  Cracks me up everytime. 

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