Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Moments of Distinction

Here's a case where frame captures won't cut it. This sublime moment , from Nashville signaled the birth of my love affair with the films of Robert Altman. As Carradines' sleazy singer tries to seduce Lily Tomlin with "I'm Easy", the camera touches on Tomlin and three other women, and in the space of three minutes, Altman tells several little stories. It's truly virtuoso filmaking. Great song, too.

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