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Old November 21st, 2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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Robert Altman passed away yesterday

Boy did I love his work, and will miss him!

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Old November 21st, 2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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Wow, that is big news! I like my copy of Short Cuts. Not many directors left who have the clout to tell a story without a coat of gloss:(
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Old November 21st, 2006, 01:04 PM   #3
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Robert Altman passed away yesterday

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

I haven't seen this mentioned here, so I thought I'd post it. I'm sure his work has influenced many contributors to this board.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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This just stinks. I was going to try and write something poignant, but all I can think of is how much this stinks.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 04:49 PM   #5
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McCabe and Mrs. Miller is a great, brilliant movie. The ending sticks with you like knife in the gut.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 06:48 PM   #6
 
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Sad to see this television/film icon leave us. His techniques spawned entirely new kinds of film and television. Probably only known for M*A*S*H*, he was the first director to openly encourage improvisation for television. "Popeye" was not all as bad as many thought it to be; I still enjoy seeing it from time to time.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:09 PM   #7
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I just watched 'The Company' a couple of weeks ago. Now this is a ballet movie and I'm no ballet fan, but I always loved the way Altman could contrive a seemingly effortless authenticity in his movies. Often with that overlapping dialogue or as in the case of 'The Company', there is a scene where weather threatens an outdoor ballet, and you're near certain someone will slip and end their career, yet nothing happens. Later, a dancer's career ends to no fanfare whatsoever.

Can you imagine still being productive and relevant at age 80?

Definitely, one of my favorite directors.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 07:51 PM   #8
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My fave of his was M*A*S*H* and The Player as well as Short Cuts. That long tracking shot in The Player was awesome, kind of the pre-cursor to all those long walking and talking shots used today.

R.I.P. Mr. Altman

PS: Popeye was fun in a strange, surreal kind of way.
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Old November 21st, 2006, 08:03 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Philip Williams
http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi....ap/index.html

I haven't seen this mentioned here, so I thought I'd post it. I'm sure his work has influenced many contributors to this board.

If you didn't see it, it was posted here before by me.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=80117

Maybe we can cancel one of these threads and or combine them out of respect for Mr. Altman.

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Old November 22nd, 2006, 07:21 AM   #10
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he was amazing! I'm a huge fan!

His segways in "short cuts" were amazing! He was able to make poetry out of chaos.

also.... his last film.... "lonesome home companion" was shot intirely on F900's... so was "the company" he loved the new digital HD and the instant dailies!

see artical here:
http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mi...deo_filmic_hd/
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Old November 30th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #11
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A nice Altman story here.

http://www.b-roll.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16733
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