A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America’s most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court. –IMDb
An iconoclast whose work acutely attacked the conventions of genre filmmaking, Altman both satirized and revitalized such warhorses as the Western, the musical, and the crime drama, waging war on the sterile artifice of mainstream storytelling by creating a singularly sprawling and deliberately messy cinematic world bursting at the seams with sounds, images, characters, and plot lines. Famed for his inventive brand of overlapping (and often improvisational) dialogue and an acknowledged master of modern camera technique, Altman’s quixotic career has been uneven at best, yet he remains a pivotal figure of contemporary cinema, a true maverick responsible for many of the defining motion pictures of his times. Born February 20, 1925, in Kansas City, MO, Altman was educated in Jesuit schools prior to joining the Army at the age of 18; over the course of WWII, he flew over 50 bombing missions in Borneo and the Dutch East Indies. Upon his discharge in 1947, Altman studied engineering at the… read more
Not as good as the first time I watched it but still I enjoyed it. I loved the behind the stage antics and a lot of the singing performances, especially by Tomlin and Streep. I even liked Lohan in this film and it really showcased how talented she can be when given the right director, the girl can act and sing, she just needs to stop being tabloid fodder to the masses. Altman's direction always shines like the visionary director he is/was.
Richard Dworsky – piano, organ Pat Donohue – guitar Gary Raynor – bass Peter Johnson – drums Andy Stein – violin, saxophone Dan Neale – electric guitar Richard Kriehn – fiddle John Niemann – bass guitar Peter Ostroushko – mandolin Joe Savage – steel guitar Butch Thompson – clarinet Dave Bargeron – trombone Jon-Erik Kellso – trumpet Vince Giordano – bass saxophone, tuba Howard Levy – harmonica Dan Newton – accordion