Tuesday, February 2, 2016

McCabe & Mrs Miller

McCabe & Mrs Miller is a rather fascinating experiment of sorts by Robert Altman, as he does his usual large cast of colorful characters whose stories intertwine in one way or another, yet here there technically is a more direct moving plot involving McCabe trying to keep his property despite threats from a powerful mining company. It needs to be said that it's a downright beautiful film as the production design and cinematography are both outstanding. As one would expect from Altman it certainly gives its time to the characters and actually makes the plot developments surprisingly emotional particularly in the film's last act when things turn violent. It's one of Altman's best, perhaps his best, and also features some of the best work by Warren Beatty and Julie Christie.

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