DVD: Review: Brewster McCloud

After the success of 1970’s M*A*S*H, Hollywood essentially gave Robert Altman the green light to pursue any project his heart desired, no matter how strange or seemingly non-commercial. In a trademark fit of perverse iconoclasm, Altman scooped up one of the hottest scripts in the business—a black comedy about a misanthropic, womanizing New York murderer obsessed with flight, from Skidoo screenwriter Doran William Cannon—then changed the setting and discarded everything aside from its basic premise. Cannon was so enraged, he wrote an angry editorial in The New York Times expressing his displeasure with the ...
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