Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Rest In Peace Mr. Altman

Hollywood as lost an icon today. Robert Altman produced his own style of movie and changed the way we looked at what they could do. Robert Altman has passed away at 81 of undisclosed causes at Los Angeles Hospital Monday night.

He was not so much a director as a traffic conductor organizing the chaos of his movies into story and plot. He was famous for multiple characters talking over one another and general onscreen randomness while capturing the heart and soul of his characters. His movies were always more about the characters involved in the story over the actual story itself.

Sometimes, as in M*A*S*H, there was no real story to speak of. Sometimes, as in Nashville or The Player there were more stories than one movie could contain, but he always made it work and work beautifully. Robert Altman captured time periods and attitudes and beliefs. He was more of an artist than most of his peers. He will forever be remembered and studied and missed.

Hollywood is not likely to see another like him again. Rest in Peace Mr. Altman.

3 comments:

Variant E said...

Always feels like more of a loss when we lose somebody really creative.

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