1) Last week I talked about Robert Altman’s movie A Wedding. Well, I stumbled on a review of a stage version which as done a while back. As an opera, of all things. Directed by Altman himself. Well, he did … Continue reading
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People always say that writers have to be willing to kill their darlings, to delete their favorite scenes if necessary for the good of the whole, but we don’t get to see how this is handled in practice. Think of … Continue reading
The AV Club has a pretty good article about Robert Altman here: www.avclub.com/articles/robert-altman,57945/. I disagree with a few things, and there are a couple of factual errors, but in general it’s a very good overview of Altman and his work.
The great cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is 81 today. He was the cinematographer on the two best-looking movies Robert Altman ever made, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and The Long Goodbye (I mentioned him and his work in the latter review). Happy … Continue reading
I’m getting a bit sick of Facebook. It’s fun, but I’ve been feeling the need to read some online writing with a bit more depth, thoughtfulness, and (yes) length. Brevity may be the soul of wit, but wit does not, … Continue reading
Possibly I’m weird. The alternative is that most everybody else is. It always baffles me that writers generally create a new group of characters for each story or novel that they write. What a peculiar idea. Do characters get used … Continue reading