It was not simply that Altman perfectly captured Keillor’s comic sense of the
It was that Altman was able to take Keillor’s voice and make it speak in a new way.
With his news from
Altman was wise enough to see that Keillor’s wholesome morbidity is the force that renews us all.
Death, in the movie, is not something to fear. It is a motherly angel of death who is kind enough to take a man during his greatest moment of pleasure: while waiting in his dressing room for a little nookie with his sweetheart. We should all be so lucky to die while feeling so happy to be alive, while waiting for something good.
I’m just thankful Altman left us with a final vision of what a great death really can be. He understood Keillor. He understood