Tag Archives: Robert Altman

Director Robert Altman on building sandcastles

By Ray Bennett I love the movies of Robert Altman, who was born 90 years ago today and died on Nov. 20, 2006, because some are masterpieces and the ones that are not invariably have moments of wonderment and magic … Continue reading

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‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ villain Hugh Millais dies at 79

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Hugh Millais, who utters the fateful line that changes everything for John McCabe in my all-time favorite movie, Robert Altman’s “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971), has died aged 79. As the menacing Butler, who comes to … Continue reading

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Paul Newman dies

By Ray Bennett LONDON – One of the frequent disappointments in meeting film stars is realizing how much their charisma and star power depend on the power of the movie screen. In my experience, only a few stars retain that aura … Continue reading

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One winner among the Oscar awards montages

By Ray Bennett No surprise that the best film montage in last night’s Oscar show was Giuseppe Tornatore’s impressionistic assembly of clips from the Academy’s best foreign-language film winners. The director of “Cinema Paradiso” (pictured) put together a rapid-fire sequence … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Arthur Miller’s ‘Resurrection Blues’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Still full of mischief after all these years, maverick director Robert Altman’s iconoclastic touch does wonders for Arthur Miller’s last play, “Resurrection Blues,” a clunky political satire that is having virtually its world premiere at … Continue reading

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