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‘Thieves Like Us’ shows Robert Altman’s relationship with the American South

31 January 2014 4:57 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Thieves Like Us

Written by Edward Anderson, Calder Willingham, Joan Tewkesbury and Robert Altman

Directed by Robert Altman

USA, 1974

Robert Altman’s foray into film in the 70s left him with a body of work densely packed with revered quality, which enshrined him as one of the great American directors. M*A*S*H, Nashville, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Long Goodbye, and 3 Women would have been enough to designate him a worthy auteur, one who spoke a certain mystical anti-Hollywood language with beams of nostalgia resonating from current cinephiles who wonder, “How did they get away with that?”. It wasn’t by fitting in with contemporaries such as Scorsese and Hellman or emulating the previous nouvelle vague that made Altman a mainstay in cinematic history — much of that is due to his unabashed critique of genre understanding, his unique editing, and, perhaps unexpectedly, his understanding of his subjects in a »

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