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Ten favorite Altman Movies

by Dale Wittig

I’m rather sorry that I didn’t find space for Images on this list, in part because it is probably his most underrated work. It’s likely that someone might note Nashville’s absence as well, and it was a difficult omission; however, having grown up in a household where my mother’s radio and record player were almost constantly humming with country and western tunes, I can say that the music that is heard in it doesn’t reflect what was being made at that time (or any other) in the city that lends its name to his best known film. The film is admirable in so many other ways, but musically it is almost completely wrong.