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Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Favorite Altman Films

Continuing this 'Favorites By Directors' idea, here is a short list dedicated to one of my favorite directors of all time.




1. THE LONG GOODBYE.


2. CALIFORNIA SPLIT.


3. MCCABE & MRS. MILLER.


4. NASHVILLE.


5. 3 WOMEN.


6. IMAGES.


7. SHORT CUTS.


8. BREWSTER MCCLOUD.


9. M.A.S.H.


10. SECRET HONOR.


11. COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN.


12. THE PLAYER.


13. POPEYE.


14. A PERFECT COUPLE.


15. GOSFORD PARK.


16. A WEDDING.


17. BUFFALO BILL AND THE INDIANS.


18. HEALTH.

5 comments:

Will Errickson said...

Great list. IMAGES was pretty cool, but I'd never heard of it till I went through an Altman phase a few years back. I think I'd move THE PLAYER up higher, but I agree with the first two definitely. I also liked THE WEDDING, but wasn't too thrilled with THIEVES LIKE US. 3 WOMEN totally blew me away! But my loathing of Garrison Keillor will prevent me from watching Altman's final film, alas...

Rupert Pupkin said...

I may move THE PLAYER up upon my next rewatch I think. Needs to happen soon. THIEVES is a disappointment to me too. Esp considering that I love THEY LIVE BY NIGHT.

Scott Nye said...

Your top five is my top five EXACTLY. Probably even in that order. The second California Split finished, I wanted to watch it all over again, but it was in a theater and they were closing for the night. Damn OOP DVD...

I'd also move The Player (and Popeye, for that matter) much higher, but ah...good stuff!

Oh, and count me as a big fan of A Prairie Home Companion. Still many of these to see, though, including Brewster McCloud, even though I own the damn Warner Archive disc.

Squonk said...

Altman is an interesting subject if there ever was one. At times brilliant - I'd put "Nashville" and "M*A*S*H" at the top of the list in that category. At times almost unforgivably horrible - my eyes still burn after watching "Pret-a-Porter." And at times a big old question mark - like "Popeye" sometimes I love it, sometimes it's a head scratcher.

Since "Forgotten Films" are my thing, I've got to admit a soft spot for "The Delinquents" which is on Netflix streaming.

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Iren said...

I haven't seen all of those.... but Cookie's Fortune is one of the more often overlooked late period Altman's.... and I love OC & Stigg... but I know it's not great, and that others don't///