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Thursday
Sep142017

Robert Altman Chosen for First-Ever AFI Retrospective

by Ilich Mejía

American director Robert Altman has been selected by the American Film Institute as the focus of AFI Fest's first annual retrospective showcasing the works of an accomplished filmmaker. AFI Fest will run, this year, from November 9 to 16. Each of those days will feature screenings and special discussions of Altman's best work. 

Even though Altman passed over ten years ago, his films are constantly remembered by film fanatics around the globe. His haunting 3 Women recently screened as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's retrospective of 1977. Other Altman classics include Julie Christie's bursting curls in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, the fiery politics of Nashville, and Downton Abbey predecesor Gosford Park.

What film are you most excited to see as part of this retrospective? Share your favorite Altman scenes and moments!

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Kansas City needs to be seen more!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSanty C.

Nashville and Prairie Home Companion.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

The first big take from "The Player" is amazing.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCash

KST'S Hot Chocolate fixation,Mirren's open door crying,Duvall and Sissy's eerie duet,Blakely falling apart on stage,Julia and Bruce in The Player,Loren's big hat,Basinger's fussy fussy reporter,Hannah acting in The Gingerbread Man,Kellerman emerging by plane into Nam,Black's reveal in Jimmy Dean,the best Cher has been in Jimmy Dean,Carol Burnett's flustered refusals of love,Christie and her plum of smoke and curls..

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

I don't always love Altman films but unless they go totally off the rails, O.C. & Stiggs-Quintet, they at least have interesting pieces. But when he was on top of the material his films could be great.

Faves:
Gosford Park
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
M*A*S*H
The Long Goodbye

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

markgordonuk just gave me such a big smile by mentioning "Carol Burnett's flustered refusals of love". That part of A Wedding was my father's favorite film moment, I think maybe for decades.

My favorites are 3 Women and Gosford Park, but both of those were on the big screen again earlier this year (although I'm more than happy to watch them, whenever possible). I'd be especially interested in seeing The Company and A Wedding again. And I'm quite interested in That Cold Day in the Park, which I know nothing about, but I always feel like I haven't seen enough of Sandy Dennis, and her as a lead + Altman sounds like a great fit to me.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterScottC

Let's see, there's so many that I've seen from him so far...

Here's my list of what I've seen from him so far...

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Great choice for their first retrospective. I've seen most of the films selected for the AFI screenings except for "MASH" (which I just can't bring myself to see since I really hated the TV show) and "California Split"

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

Great choice for their first retrospective. I've seen most of the films selected for the AFI screenings except for "MASH" (which I just can't bring myself to see since I really hated the TV show) and "California Split"

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

Great choice for their first retrospective. I've seen most of the films selected for the AFI screenings except for "MASH" (which I just can't bring myself to see since I really hated the TV show) and "California Split"

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

Great choice for their first retrospective. I've seen most of the films selected for the AFI screenings except for "MASH" (which I just can't bring myself to see since I really hated the TV show) and "California Split"

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

Great choice for their first retrospective. I've seen most of the films selected for the AFI screenings except for "MASH" (which I just can't bring myself to see since I really hated the TV show) and "California Split"

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

My favorites are probably MASH & Nashville. Dr. T & the Women was hated by everyone, but I adored it. We just watched Gosford last night.

Damn, except for a few misfires (I can't stand Buffalo Bill and the Indians) I'd see just about anything.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

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