Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

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Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby somegreatmovies » Thu Apr 18, 2002 7:31 pm

Cookie's Fortune
Brewster McCloud
MASH
Short Cuts
Thieves Like Us
Long Goodbye, The
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Tanner '88
Secret Honor
3 Women
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby john-5 » Thu Apr 18, 2002 8:34 pm

Yes,Altman's directed many fine films,and i came close to doing a list for him.I'm surprised by the inclusion of Secret Honor(which admittedly i've not seen)and Brewster McCloud,rather than Nashville(for many,still his masterpiece-though i'm not enamoured),The Player and Gosford Park.For me,Short Cuts is his best-an important and influential film.3 Women is well worth a look for its enigmatic,eccentric intimacy.Cookie's Fortune is pleasing and unpretentious.
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby katsuben » Mon Jun 24, 2002 1:44 am

Altman's supposedly uncinematic theatrical adaptions are rather underrated. The early 80s period contains some of his most interesting work, especially with respect to aspects of subjectivity, fantasy and desire (if you sway that way). Streamers and Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean are compelling films. Personally, I don't care if a film is set in one location or an orgy of spaces and times, so long as something is contained within the frame that holds interest. I especially like the interplay between memory and present staged through mirrors in Jimmy Dean.
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby somegreatmovies » Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:58 pm

your a sharp lady/fella there, katsuben...
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby iceomat » Mon Aug 05, 2002 4:23 am

No mention of O.C. and Stiggs? Funny as hell.
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby bjornam » Mon Aug 05, 2002 7:55 am

The Player...?
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby gratefultiger » Wed Aug 07, 2002 10:32 pm

the player definately a brilliant satire & gosford park i loved with it's own take on "la regle du jeu"
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby somegreatmovies » Mon Sep 30, 2002 4:43 pm

I think I want to change the list slightly:
Buffalo Bill and the Indians
Secret Honor
Thieves Like Us
Long Goodbye, The
MASH
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
3 Women
Vincent & Theo
Gosford Park
Kansas City
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby bigpoppa_2059 » Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:47 am

Absoultely must be on that list:

The Long Goodbye
The Player (did you people forget that or what?)
Short Cuts
Gosford Park
MASH
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Nashville
Cookie's Fortune (yes, one of his best films)
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Re: Great Directors' 10 best films:Altman

Postby admin-2 » Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:49 pm

In order:

1/ MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER
2/ THREE WOMEN
3/ THE LONG GOODBYE
4/ NASHVILLE
5/ SECRET HONOR
6/ GOSFORD PARK
7/ THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK
8/ THE PLAYER
9/ SHORT CUTS
10/ IMAGES
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