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.