Tag Archives: Robert Altman

3 things about Robert Altman’s POPEYE

Popeye [1980] 1. Me Pap, Me Son. 2. A House of Ill Repuke. 3. Flying octopus. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s IMAGES

Images [1972] 1. It’s cold, do you want a drink, thrown back onto the bed. It’s cold, do you want a drink, thrown back onto the bed. It’s cold, do you want a drink, thrown back onto the bed. 2. … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s CALIFORNIA SPLIT

California Split [1974] 1. The couple making out on a bench at the racetrack. 2. Lyndon B. Johnson at the poker table. 3. “It doesn’t mean a fucking thing, does it?”

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3 things about Robert Altman’s McCABE & MRS. MILLER

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [1971] 1. “I counted ’em, there’s 52.” 2. The only time we ever really see her smile. 3. For me, what makes the finale so haunting is that there are no witnesses.

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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3 things about Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS

Short Cuts [1993] 1. Little sausage people. 2. Holding two cigarettes at the same time. “Oh, man. Oh, that could just fuck your life up!” 3. He wields a baking paddle. 3 other things.

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3 things about Robert Altman’s STREAMERS

Streamers [1983] 1. He’s reading Ariel by Sylvia Plath. 2. “I talk bad, I don’t do bad.” 3. Top bunk/bottom bunk footsie.

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