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Icon 11 posted November 22, 2006 22:09      Profile for Jessycat     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In case you missed Lindsay Lohan's statement re: the death of Robert Altman:

"I would like to send my condolences out to Catherine Altman, Robert Altmans wife, as well as all of his immediate family, close friends, co-workers, and all of his inner circle.

"I feel as if I've just had the wind knocked out of me and my heart aches.

"If not only my heart but the heart of Mr. Altman's wife and family and many fellow actors/artists that admire him for his work and love him for making people laugh whenever and however he could..

"Robert altman made dreams possible for many independent aspiring filmmakers, as well as creating roles for countless actors.

"I am lucky enough to of been able to work with Robert Altman amongst the other greats on a film that I can genuinely say created a turning point in my career.

"I learned so much from Altman and he was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I've had in several years.

"The point is, he made a difference.

"He left us with a legend that all of us have the ability to do.

"So every day when you wake up.

"Look in the mirror and thank god for every second you have and cherish all moments.

"The fighting, the anger, the drama is tedious.

"Please just take each moment day by day and consider yourself lucky to breathe and feel at all and smile. Be thankful.

"Life comes once, doesn't 'keep coming back' and we all take such advantage of what we have.

"When we shouldn't..... '

"Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of yourselves' (12st book) -everytime there's a triumph in the world a million souls hafta be trampled on.-altman Its true. But treasure each triumph as they come.

"If I can do anything for those who are in a very hard time right now, as I'm one of them with hearing this news, please take advantage of the fact that I'm just a phone call away.

God Bless, peace and love always.

Thank You,


Lindsay Lohan

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2006 01:37      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well I suppose that is a fairly clear demonstration that acting is not primarily an intellectual occupation.

Altman was a giant of the cinema. I particularly admire how in the post Star Wars Hollywood of simple minded mega blockbusters, he managed to swim against the tide, and continued to make his quirky, individual, intelligent movies for an adult audience. There are too many talented film directors who get all the edges knocked off them by the Hollywood money factory. As an example I always regret that the great Czech film director Milos Forman has only made one film in the US, "Taking Off", that in any way measures up to his own early work, and in particular "The Fireman's Ball'. Altman however never compromised his vision. I have often wondered how much these two directors influenced Mike Leigh. I can't choose a favourite Altman film, since nearly all of them are outstanding, but from his earlier films, I enjoyed "A Wedding" a lot, and also his modern reworking of "The Long Goodbye"

Here's hoping we have a lot of Altman films on TV now.

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Icon 1 posted November 23, 2006 10:07      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I rather liked "The Player", "Short Cuts", and, of course, "Gosford Park". You could recognise a Robert Altman film by watching five minutes' worth, if you didn't know anything about it. Wonderful subtlety, and a complete lack of bs. Story-telling as it was meant to be. [Frown]

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