Tag Archives: Robert Altman

Sam Shepard 1943-2017

In the clip above, Sam Shepard is interviewed during the 2014 Sundance film festival where he had a new movie, the crime drama Cold in July. He died a few days ago at the age of 73, but the news wasn’t made public until today. I’m sure that several news sites will refer to him as … Continue reading Sam Shepard 1943-2017

The Shot That Gave Vilmos Zsigmond an Oscar

A week ago, we lost Haskell Wexler. On January 1, Vilmos Zsigmond died at the age of 85. In a very short time, Hollywood has lost two of its most influential cinematographers. In the clip above, Zsigmond visits the Toronto film festival back in 2014 to talk about his career. Born in Hungary, Zsigmond became a … Continue reading The Shot That Gave Vilmos Zsigmond an Oscar

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

New York City book editor Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye) is constantly put down by everyone in his life, but a vivid imagination helps him escape; suddenly, he gets mixed up in the hunt for Dutch crown jewels. One of Kaye’s most popular films altered James Thurber’s original story to the point where the author derisively … Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A Player Turns 55

Tim Robbins turned 55 years old yesterday; earlier in September he appeared on Late Show with David Letterman and talked, among other things, about moving to California a few years ago. That was around the time when he ended his 20-year-old relationship with Susan Sarandon, and I guess the actor decided that this was a moment … Continue reading A Player Turns 55

A Prairie Home Companion

Radio like you’ve never seen it before.   In his last movie, Robert Altman took elements from real life and turned them into a typical Altman experience, with a large cast, parallel stories and overlapping dialogue. Audiences are introduced to the people involved with “A Prairie Home Companion”, a radio variety show that is airing … Continue reading A Prairie Home Companion

MASH: Indecency At Its Best

M*A*S*H GIVES A D*A*M*N. Everyone knows and loves M*A*S*H*, the wonderful TV show that made Alan Alda a star. Most people also know that the series was based on a movie. But an argument could actually be made that the impact of the film is greater than that of the series. After all, this was allegedly … Continue reading MASH: Indecency At Its Best