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Robert Altman has died

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I found a nice quote from a British interview conducted with Altman in February of this year, one which personally I find to be rather profound for a variety of reasons. Thought it would be nice to post:


"I'm getting a bit long in the tooth," he says wistfully, "and my parts are wearing out. I can put in a seven-hour but not a 12-hour day. But I've got lots of ideas I'm working on at the moment. I'm just apprehensive about the way cinema as a whole is going. The business is run by accountants who, as long as a film makes $40bn, don't care if it kills the industry. Everything can also be shown so quickly in the home - which means that the people who go to movie theatres are teenagers who just want to get away from home. The audience has changed and the content has changed to suit that audience. But, even if I'll be an outdated item very shortly, I intend to carry on as long as I can."

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