3 things about Ron Mann’s ALTMAN

Altman [2014]

1. Jack Warner: “That fool has all the actors talking at the same time!”
2. Altman’s grandson played Swee’pea in Popeye.
3. Lily Tomlin’s definition of Altmanesque: “Making a family.”

Attempting to capture the essence of Robert Altman in only an hour and a half is a foolhardy task, but this documentary makes a surprisingly good introduction. There’s a whole lot of compression, naturally, but his heart and soul come through. The gold standard is still Mitchell Zuckoff’s oral biography. In any case, if you see Altman you will have an instant craving to watch his movies again.

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One Response to 3 things about Ron Mann’s ALTMAN

  1. Marc says:

    One of my favorite film directors.

    Like

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