Tuesday, November 21, 2006

RIP, Robert Altman

One of the masters has left the building: Robert Altman passed away on Monday night. I, somewhat irrationally, inherited some anti-Altman bias from one of my favorite film professors, but his talent and influence are of course undeniable. The elegiac qualities of A Prairie Home Companion, which I pretty much cried straight through when I saw it this summer, will only become more poignant with time and in their newly revealed context as his final farewell.

2 comments:

Michael O'D said...

Well put about Prarie Home being his farewell. It's the same kind of poignancy as Jeff Buckley songs in light of his untimely death.

Anonymous said...

First Jack Palance and now Altman. Heston, your days are numbered.
--ctla