Goodbye Robert Altman [VIDEO]

Robert Altman died yesterday at the age of 81.

Greencine's dwhudson compiles eulogies for a great American, the man who made Nashville, The Player, M*A*S*H, and more.

I like this one, as it hints at his iconoclastic spirit, the spirit of someone who doesn't just accept the way the world is, but who struggles to change it:


Scott Macaulay reminds us of Matthew Ross's cover story in the Spring 2006 issue of Filmmaker and adds, "[W]hile many younger directors complain about the inequities of Hollywood and their inability to get their movies made, Altman remained both philosophical and wiley, committed to testing the boundaries of both the system and society with his sly, fast-footed dramas.
In the clip above, Altman explains that if he knew that actors had revolted during the filming of M*A*S*H, he, "would've done what Mr. Rumsfeld won't."

Thank God he lived long enough to see that.

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