01 February 2007


Spooky, huh. My essay on Robert Altman's 1977 film (starring Shelly Duvall and Sissy Spacek, above) is up on the Brattle's Film Notes blog. It's certainly on my shortlist of favorite Altman, along with McCABE & MS. MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, NASHVILLE and GOSFORD PARK. For years, I never knew it existed because it was impossible to see outside repertory houses and film archives. It finally came out on an adequate (not deluxe) Criterion Collection DVD three years ago. Thanks to my Amazon.com wish list, more than one person gave it to me as a gift this past Christmas.

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