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2004.09.13

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Robert Hunt

Interesting remarks on a fine film (and by the way, you're not alone in your regard for "Popeye")..Were you aware that Altman is currently directing an opera based on "A Wedding" to be produced in Chicago later this year? This is a good season for Altman fans, with the new "Tanner" film on its way and the Criterion releases not only of the hard to find "Secret Honor" but also "Short Cuts" and "Tanner 88"... Of course, there are still an awful lot of important Altman films that have yet to see a DVD release, with 6 releases this year alone, things are looking a little better..

cinetrix

Great, now I have Olive Oyl singing in her quavery voice "He's large" on infinite repeat in my head.

FIlmbrain

Heh! Works every time!

jfigl

"A Wedding is still a fabulous way to spend two hours," you say, and I found myself a week ago with a big stupid grin on my face, savoring every unearthshaking moment of this Altman. I am inclined to give Carol Burnett more credit than you seem to; I didn't even realize I was a fan until I found myself practically in one kind of tears or another with everything she does; she SHOULD have been an Altman regular.

Do I need to clean my ears out and take another viewing?: does Luigi Corelli (Vittorio Gassman) allude to an affair he and the deceased Nettie once had?

Helen Cunningham

"A wedding" is my all-time favorite Altman film. Classic Altman: deliciously improbable (but so is life). Darkly hilarious throughout, from Grandmother (Lillian Gish) dying just before the wedding (doddering old minister has a chat with her not knowing she's dead) to the closing scene of the youngsters smoking pot over Leonard Cohen's "Like a Bird on a Wire". All the while, the lawn statues seem to be watching the human comedy unfold like something from Fellini. A joy to watch over and over again, new details emerging each time.

Helen Cunningham

BTW, and yes, Carol Burnette is really the centerpiece of this film with her talent for physical/gestural comedy adding to her already funny lines.

violet

yes- does Corelli allude to an affair with Lillian gish??

Zach

...what is up with that black statue that shows up twice and nobody seems to be worried about???

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