The Art of Cinema #343


Brewster McCloud
(Robert Altman; 1970)

7 comments:

Richard Gibson said...

Not Altman's best but a reasonably interesting curio IMO.

Crazy car chase in the middle as I recall...

Lex10 said...

Y'know I really hate Robert Altman's style, methods, and body of work.
M*A*S*H, maybe....
Popeye.... a case where the methodology of just turning on the f$%^king camera and letting everybody go nuts might've worked, (thanks to the Fleischer's brilliant mise en scene and dialogue structure) but still fell short.
I think sometimes artists have a racket going - like William Wegman - and they trot that naked emperor out every chance they get.

May he rest in peace.

estiv said...

Y'know I really hate Robert Altman's style, methods, and body of work.

So--he left a big impression on you, just like he did with the rest of us.

;-)

Ann O'Dyne said...

I saw it the year it was released ... and the car of the Sally Kellerman character had registration BRD SHT.

I loved that Popeye film

"can I get you a hamburger?"
"no, get me a soupburger, these are hard times"

Julie said...

Bud Cort is my hero. He replied to a fan-type letter I wrote him in the early 80's.

And Altman is great.

lump516 said...

Great poster, lousy movie. Altman's best work was on movies with scripts and producers who could force him to STICK to the script.

swac said...

I know it's not even close to being a good movie, but I still get a perverse kick out of this batshit (or rather, bird shit) crazy movie making it through the studio system.

Would've liked to have been at that Houston Astrodome premiere.