26 November 2012 1:00 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

After watching Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller I quickly rushed back to the beginning and started watching it with Altman and producer David Foster's audio commentary, and the first thing that struck me was when Altman refers to the story as simple and how he doesn't care much for story, but looks at movies more as paintings. I found the comment fascinating, largely because many times people question my focus on narrative and how important I believe story to be for a film. There are certainly exceptions where a film can exist without a traditional narrative and perhaps manage to excite audiences despite never really telling a story at all, but those examples are few and far between, especially if we were to discuss films of a certain quality. To that end, on many levels I found McCabe & Mrs. Miller to be quite exceptional, but I hope people »

- Brad Brevet

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