Armond White Movie Review of Robert Altman’s film “Short Cuts” (QUOTE from the book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

93)  Armond White Movie Review of Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts      -1993-

 

 

“It’s hard to think of any other movie that presents such a panoramic…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

view of American life yet concentrates on the intimate deceptions and dependencies of individuals.  It’s the kind of feat one expects of Robert Altman, but even his past large-themed movies–Nashville (1975), A Wedding (1978)–were different from Short Cuts ever-shifting and rebalancing of moods and themes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Altman and his cast of funny/sad actors seem free to personalize and delineated the stress in our culture.  This is a gallery of idiosyncratic, naturalistic performances.  The actors’ autonomy structures Short Cuts like a museum exhibition–every performer is a work of art depicting the film’s predominant themes.  Robert Altman alternates each one so that their actions and their dialogue…”

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on Robert Altman’s film Short Cuts, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World

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