Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Robert Altman dead at 81

The word auteur doesn't begin to describe Robert Altman's contributions to film history, but it's a pretty good start.

Here are a few of the best pieces posted today:

A Rogue Cinematic Player Steeped in the Art of Ambiguity by A.O. Scott on nytimes.com

Director Robert Altman dead at 81 by Christy Lemire (AP) on forbes.com

Robert Altman remembered by Roger Moore on blogs.orlandosentinel.com

Robert Altman, Iconoclastic Director, Dies at 81 by Rick Lyman on nytimes.com

Robert Altman, American maverick, dies aged 81 by Xan Brooks on guardian.co.uk

Obituaries: Robert Altman on bbc.co.uk

Director Robert Altman Dies at 81 by Adam Bernstein on washington.com

And here's a solid piece about his process:

Radio for the Eyes by Peter Kaufman on washingtonpost.com.

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