Every month A Place for Film will bring you a selection of films from our group of regular bloggers. Even though these films aren’t currently being screened at the IU Cinema, this series will reflect the varied programming that can be found at the Cinema, as well as demonstrate the eclectic tastes of the bloggers…. Read more »
Tag: Robert Altman
Robert Altman is known for eliciting nuanced performances from his actors. His 1977 film, 3 Women, is no different. In it, Sissy Spacek plays the inscrutable Pinky Rose, a childlike woman who is infatuated with Shelley Duvall’s character, Millie Lammoreaux. Pinky morphs over the course of the film, eventually adopting Millie’s persona, much to Millie’s confusion.
”I feel my time has run out. […] The movies I want to make are movies the studios don’t want. What they want to make, I don’t.” — Robert Altman, in an interview with The New York Times, 1981 “Norman Levy (president of 20th Century-Fox) and the rest are scum. […] They’re not interested in… Read more »
Guest post by Craig S. Simpson. He is running for President of the United States. His campaign van is a recurring presence in the film, as is his voice, an eloquent southern drawl. Blaring over loudspeakers as the van rolls through Nashville, Tennessee is an audio recording of the homespun wisdom of third-party candidate Hal… Read more »
Guest post by Craig Simpson, Manuscripts Archivist at Lilly Library. “For me, McCabe & Mrs. Miller is the standard for a sort of emotional purity, a movie whose feeling permeates you without ever once forcing a thing. Emerging from it, I always feel like the town drunk who attempts a jig on the ice in one scene:… Read more »