One of the last truly original filmmakers has left us. I wish that I had discovered his work earlier, but at the same time I still have some great films left to see. I think I'll break out my unwatched LD of "Welcome Back to the Five & Dime....." tonight.
Truly a loss. Mr. Altman was one of the few really independent directors working within the Hollywood system, not to mention a legend in his own time. Thankfully he's left a legacy of wonderful films behind for all of us to enjoy. Thank you Robert, and R.I.P.
"No director ever got more best-director nominations without winning a regular Oscar, though four other men -- Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Clarence Brown and King Vidor -- tied with Altman at five."
I still remember the last time I heard him speak. A gifted, original filmmaker with so much heart. He just wouldn't let the system get the best of him and remained true to his convictions throughout his career. Remarkable man and will be missed by so many. His films will continue to be studied and thankfully he left us so many gems.