McCabe And Mrs Miller details
|Starring:||Rene Auberjonois, Corey Fischer, Corey Fis, Keith Carradine, Julie Christie, John Schuck, Bert Remsen, Warren Beatty, William Devane|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
McCabe And Mrs Miller
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Aug 2003|
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Very impressiveBy McClennan (424 reviews) from St Helens , 14 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Over the years I've seen a few of Robert Altman films with mixed reactions to them. Nashville which I believe is regarded as his best, I found somewhat dull, but I think after watching this film, Gosford Park and reading a bit about his work that I'm inclined to revist some more of his. Set in a northwest American town late 19th century, the film follows the story of McCabe, a wealthy businessman who sets up his own brothel and falls into the usual small town political problems so often told in westerns. The story was good, not brilliant, the sets fantastic, soundtrack (by Leonard Cohen) excellent and performances very good all round. It was only after reading about Altman's work that I feel I've gotten a bit extra out of this film. Watching the film it is incredible just watching the interaction of the people who are in scenes who aren't participating, the attention to detail paid to everyone on screen at a particular time is just magical and I'm hard pressed to think of a film where I've taken so much notice (or tried to) of what everyone on screen is doing and upon reflection, I suppose I may have noticed it somewhat in Gosford Park. Not the greatest film or western that I've seen but it's definitely a good showcase for Altman's talents as a director and I'm going to revisit some more of his films to see if they stand up to the very good impression I got from this one.
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Snowy surrealism?By stewbob (17 reviews) , 13 Oct 2013Early scenes have brilliant moments of incidental dialogue, written by a genius. Whole script also wonderful, both funny and realistic. Later scenes offered too much distraction provided by very poor fake snowfall, obviously added effect after filming. Great Altman film on the whole though. 9/10
A true 70's filmBy jakbee (9 reviews) from London , 14 Dec 2010For me this film sums up the independent spirit of Hollywood films in the seventies when men like Altman, Coppola and Scorsese were indulged by confused studios no longer sure of their own commercial judgement. The result was some of the very best American filmmaking.
McCabe and Mrs Miller is an antiwestern. It attempts to show a grisly reality and rejects the romanticism associated with the frontier spirit. The sound mixing is also unusual, and to discern dialogue the viewer may need to 'lean in', in the manner intended by David Simon for viewers of The Wire.
An elegiac film that deserves repeat viewings.
McCabe and Mrs MillerBy Lollardo (6 reviews) from London , 08 Jan 2010Altman at his finest. My favourite film ever.
McCabe And Mrs. Miller.By GKar (62 reviews) from Sheffield , 08 May 2009Not a film I enjoyed at all. In fact I only ran it for the first third and then found it so boring and dismal that I decided to give up. The sound seemed to be bad and Warren Beatty seemed to mumble his way through it. Better luck next time.
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McCabe & Mrs MillerBy MiKwest (3 reviews) from London , 11 Mar 2009Probably the in the top 5 best Altman films. Goes by so fast & is also very very good :)