Tuesday, August 04, 2015
One of the things we did at the Traverse City Film Festival was to attend a panel on Robert Altman. The festival showed two of his movies: NASHVILLE and M*A*S*H. The panel was composed of the curator of the Altman collection at University of Michigan, Geraldine Chaplin, a technical guy, Michael Murphy, Mrs. Altman and the documentarian who was presenting his film on Altman at the festival. It was fun listening to reminiscences of Altman. I had never realized how much TV he did before MASH came along.
I guess my favorite Altman film is MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER or THE PLAYER because it is so much about how movies got made. But a case can be made for so many of his films. What a great run he had at least twice.
What is your favorite Altman film? MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER is right up there, right?CALIFORNIA SPLIT, THE LONG GOODBYE, SHORT CUTS. The list goes on.