Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robert Altman Dead

by Nick
The New York Times are reporting that Robert Altman died Monday night. Bummer.


Blogger Brian said...

Not thrilled to admit this, but I guess I haven't seen too many of his films:

The Player
The Gingerbread Man
Gosford Park
A Prairie Home Companion

Never really understood the praise for The Player.

11/21/2006 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

If those are the only ones you've seen you should definitely check out Nashville, The Long Goodbye and MASH.

The Player, as far as I can see, gets most of its praise from the Hollywood community, or those 'in the know about the biz' or whatever they say. The fact that it's a combination of whipping and wank job is part of the allure, I suppose.

What I liked about his films was that he really seemed to want to sift through the bullshit. Problem was that there's so much that he seemed to get caught up in it, hence his bad films.

11/21/2006 02:17:00 PM  

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