MASH (film) | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Judith M. Kass

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of MASH (film).
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Critical Essay by Judith M. Kass

Altman likes show-business motifs, which appear regularly in his films, or bits of activity related to shows, and this derives, at least partly, from being comfortable with his performers. Donald Sutherland's and Elliott Gould's behavior in M∗A∗S∗H is a show in itself—theatrical, mannered, and even artificial in its heightened, cool relaxation. And there's the spoof of John Schuck's "suicide," a play in itself, complete with music and a grand finale. Brewster McCloud takes place at the Houston Astrodome, an arena devoted not only to sports but to shows as well. (p. 19)

Altman's "show" relates to another branch of the arts, painting, which he constantly refers to when talking about his movies. "I look at a film as closer...

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