Tag Archives: Robert Altman

3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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Editing ROY’S WORLD has been a blast.

When we started editing Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago, my editor Marianna Milhorat lived in Pilsen, right here in Chicago on the south side. That’s about a 45-minute trip via CTA from my own apartment. No big deal. But this … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s QUINTET

Quintet [1979] 1. “It doesn’t transmit. The information’s still there.” 2. She lifts her arm from the fire, looks down with some curiosity at her own smoldering hand. 3. Light fixture melting the ice. 3 other things.

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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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