Saturday, April 22, 2006

Gorgeous Revisionist Western

by Robert Altman

Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a hauntingly beautiful portrait of a man and a woman and a small frontier town. The look and feel of the film is amazing as we watch the town develop and the seasons change as the story unfolds. Altman gives the world that he creates a casual, accidental feeling as the plot emerges. But it’s not accidental and the threads all converge into a very memorable conclusion set against deep snow in the town. Altman revises the Western by bringing a realism to the characters, pace and location of the small town within a tragic story.

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