Tag Archives: Robert Altman

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

Nashville: 200 Years Later

WILD. WONDERFUL. SINFUL. LAUGHING. EXPLOSIVE.  Perhaps a lot of Americans were wondering in the year 1975 what the future might look like for their country, one year ahead of celebrating its Bicentennial Anniversary. After all, U.S. forces were cutting and running from the Vietnam War, President Nixon had just been forced to resign because of … Continue reading Nashville: 200 Years Later

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