Robert Altman | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert B. Meyers

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Robert Altman.
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Critical Essay by Robert B. Meyers

[In his "'McCabe and Mrs. Miller': Robert Altman's Anti-Western" (see excerpt above), Gary Engle's] purpose is to praise [Altman] for having succeeded in producing the best Anti-western of a current outpouring which includes films such as Doc and Little Big Man. Engle does not elaborate on the worth of the Anti-western as a genre. He seems, rather, to assume that the reader will recognize the sense and value of having produced an anti-something. (p. 301)

[Engle is also] so preoccupied with making all the parts he mentions subordinate to the theme of social progress that he gives short shrift to the film's sensual immediacy and the impact it makes. For one thing, he neglects the leisureliness of the opening. The film is several minutes old before the characters engage in intelligible social...

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