A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.
This is an insane and fast-paced romantic comedy about a bizarre dinner date among Bruce (Goldblum) and Prudence (Hagerty), and their lunatic therapists, and Bruce's jealous, gun-wielding ... See full summary »
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.
Harry Dean Stanton
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the... See full summary »
Adaptations of two early plays, The Room and The Dumb Waiter, by Noble Prize-winning, English playwright Harold Pinter. The first revolves around paranoiac woman trapped in her apartment. The other is about two small-time crooks waiting.
Well written, 60 minute, one act play, with a flat out terrific performance by Leo Burmester. A man tells the story of how he ended up where he is but exactly where that is isn't clear until the twist ending. Works like a good, satisfying short story. Cool use of music.
Altman filmed it for TV shortly after it ran off-Broadway in New York in 1981 (I believe) , where I first saw it. It stuck with me. I recently managed to track down a (very rough) video copy, and found I enjoyed it again almost 30 years later, although it didn't have quite the kick the live show had. Not sure if that's my aging, or knowing where the play was going, or something in the way Altman filmed it, or just losing the immediacy of an hour long monologue, originally performed right to the audience. I suspect it was the last.
Hard to believe this has never been released on DVD, since there's enough Altman fans out there to jump on it.
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