McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
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Memorably described by Pauline Kael as "a beautiful pipe dream of a movie," Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller reimagines the American West as a muddy frontier filled with hustlers, opportunists, and corporate sharks -- a turn-of-the-century model for a 1971 America mired in violence and lies. John McCabe (Warren Beatty) wanders into the turn-of-the-century wilderness village known as Presbyterian Church, with vague plans of parlaying his gambling winnings into establishing a fancy
Jun 24, 1971 Limited
Jun 4, 2002
Warner Bros. Pictures
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Still Robert Altman's best moment, this 1971 antiwestern murmurs softly of love, death, and capitalism.
A pioneering film, in both senses of the word, and one of the key works in the American cinema of the 1970s.
I don't automatically object to contemporary allusions, but I prefer to find them myself, and McCabe and Mrs. Miller is so busy pointing them out to us that the effect is to undercut its narrative drive and the dignity of its fiction.
The movie haunts you like a ballad whose tune you remember but whose words hang just beyond reach. And like listening to a ballad, we know the outcome of the events we're watching was foretold long ago, but we're helpless to do anything but surrender.
Robert Altman has made a dozen films that can be called great in one way or another, but one of them is perfect, and that one is McCabe & Mrs. Miller.
Altman's warmest, most lyrical masterwork doesn't so much scrap the mythology off the Western as invent a folkloric form of its own
A surprise departure from modern-sensible ensemble maestro Robert Altman.
The film invites the sort of active participation that defines the best, most personal criticism of the arts.
Altman's capacity for fashioning an oddball romance without defeating the tough political implications of the story make this one of the greatest of all westerns and a key work in American cinema.
If anything, Robert Altman's self-styled "anti-western" looks even richer, stranger and more daring than it did when it first appeared back in 1971.
A poetic, slow-burning tale of America's pioneering past, it's an off-beat western and one of Altman's finest films.
Cast and director come together a treat in a fascinating attempt to revise the western that satisfies visually, emotionally and intellectually.
They say that great actors are never knowingly caught acting; Altman's best movies are similarly effortless - experiences to be lived in, rather than simply watched.
Diferente em ambientação, tom, textura e ritmo, é um western que só Altman poderia realizar, concentrando-se na humanidade de seus personagens e suas ambigüidades de maneira tocante, profunda e poética sem jamais nos deixar perder o interesse.
One of Robert Altman's two or three best films, this elegiac, revionisit Western reflects the director's cynical view of free enterprise and the American Dream; Warren Beatty and Julie Christie give top-notch performances.
Altman before he went weird.
Altman and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond present the film in grainy browns, as if the film were painted on a fence, and the endless white snow has never felt more textile, or more appropriate.
A grim and dirty slice of bleak frontier life rendered with extraordinary beauty.
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