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 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 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 its … 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