Average Reviews:(More customer reviews)This is an exciting and interesting movie on historical Jazz. It also offers a proposal on how to deal with a problem that has never been entirely solved in jazz: how to re-create past music. In classical musicyou simply play the score, which contains more or less everything. But theessence of jazz is not in the score, but in all those non-objectifiableelements that are not in the score, namely, those collectively called"swing" (that's why the score is...Read Full Story
I had found what I had been looking for, cinematically speaking, but what of Altman’s interaction with his cast and crew? I mean, love him or leave him, nobody makes films like Altman. The man’s even had an “esque” attributed to his name! As in: “That film’s very Altman-esque.” No small accomplishment.
Of course a film starts and ends with clarity of vision, and Altman never doubted himself there. In AFI’s Directors series, he states that he firmly believed that every film he’d ever...Read Full Story
There was a solid stretch of time during my early goings in film school where I thought that I might be in some trouble. I worried about my disinterest in traditional screenplays or, more to the point, the screenplay itself. That is not as to say that I didn’t and don’t appreciate them (I read The Social Network’s script twice), I simply didn’t and don’t have the attention span for them, generally speaking. I was only interested in the translation of moments and images from my head to the...Read Full Story
GRIERSON & LEITCH
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Everybody loves a comeback. It's always gratifying to see an athlete or musician or actor rebound from a potentially career-threatening injury or drug problems or racist comment and re-emerge to reign triumphant again. Of course, there's also a selfish component to other people's comebacks: On some level, it gives us hope that, hey, maybe we can rebound from that horrible thing...Read Full Story
(7 titles, tied for 17th, 33rd in pts with 19243)
These are all the films of Robert Altman that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.
1. Nashville (1975) #224
2. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) #303
3. MASH (1970) #333
4. The Player (1992) #368
5. Short Cuts (1993) #446
6. Long Goodbye, The (1973) #547
7. Gosford Park (2001) #593
Not quite in the top 1000
8. Three Women (1977) #1207
9. California Split #1958Not a heavyweight...Read Full Story
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