Thanks, Brentos. You’re my bud, even if you didn’t support The Mother and the Whore. :)
@Ben., I made a database submission for HealtH a few days ago; the film should be added within the next few months.
it’s hard for me to pick between 3 women, mccabe and mrs miller and the long goodbye for my favorite altman. but it’s pretty easy to say Dr. T and the women is the one i liked the least.
i saw just about all his films awhile back but some like health got away from me because i couldn’t find any copies anywhere.
@Z. Bart, maybe it’s a generational thing. I just turned 23, so maybe i’ll hold off watching it again til my late 20s-30 and see how it resonates with me then.
Always and forever my favorite Altman films will be:
2) Gosford Park
3) 3 Women
5) The Long Goodbye
honorable mention: Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Checked the fox movie channel schedule, its not coming up this month. If anybody still owns a vcr & wants to see it drop me a pm.
I’ve never seen IMAGES, THE COMPANY, SECRET HONOR, THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK or VINCENT & THEO
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Thieves Like Us
The Long Goodbye
Come Back to the 5&Dime Jimmy Dean…
Fool for Love
The Gingerbread Man
A Prairie Home Companion
Dr. T & the Women
HIGHLY watchable disasters: POPEYE; READY TO WEAR; OC & STIGGS
HIGHLY unwatchable: QUINTET, A PERFECT COUPLE, COUNTDOWN, BEYOND THERAPY
California Split is terrific, anyone interested in Altman should see it, for sure.
Yes, California Split is clearly one of his best.
But are there any defenders of Quintet? I have never met one. Den, perhaps?
Quintet is one of Den’s favorite Altman’s. I’ll leave it to him to explain why as I think it’s his worst.
^ I could have guessed! Yeah, I would imagine Quintet would be an almost uniform choice of Altman’s worst (or top three worst at the bare minimum). I find it utterly unredeeminly unwatchable.
All hail California Split! Altman’s streak of MASH thru Nashville is perhaps unrivaled.MASH (1970)
Brewster McCloud (1970)McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Images (1972)The Long Goodbye (1973)Thieves Like Us (1974)California Split (1974)Nashville (1975)
Here’s my basic problem with Quintet. If your plot is based on a maniacal game with lives at stake, at some point, you really need to clarify what the rules and limitations of that game are.
Learn to play at home, Brad:
LOL! I’ll get right on that after I master the Marienbad game.
I liked Quintet a lot too, but I might leave it to Den to mount a better defense.