3 Women is yet another masterpiece from the talented Robert Altman. It begins with a scope of unique artwork, and an intriguing poolside view surrounded by charactered old faces. The Film has an incredible use of water, and water like colors, and the camera-work is nothing less than perfect. Sissy Spacek starts off as an adorable child-like soul that you can’t help but be charmed by, and Shelly Duvall is an awkward mess, as usual, but she takes her role to new heights and creates a memorable performance as Milli Lammoreaux. She’s a ditzy Girl that never shuts up and believes others to be stranger than herself, especially Pinky. Pinky and Milli are isolated in their roles, in part by the small Cast, as well as the muted dialogue of the other Characters and their ignorance of the two Girls. The connection these two have with the rest of the World is sad, in a way that becomes humorous after time. A great scene was when Milli is told of the social security number scandal, and she quits and tells her bosses off. I really love when Milli is at the Hospital and she sees a double reflection in the window, too- sheer genius. It’s a clever foreboding little movie that’s reminiscent of Persona, and remains a strange gem from the 70’s.