The Film Experience - Lecture 16 (2007): Film in the 1970s, Part II

Note: This video is from the Fall 2007 class. This lecture continues the discussion of transformation and subversion in 1970s films, specifically as embodied in work of director Robert Altman. Outline - Robert Altman (1925-2006) - Career - Defining qualities: - Moral skepticism - Sympathy for the marginal - Plot vs. character - Fiction vs. "reality" - McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) - "Ruin the sacred truths" - Sound and image: a new realism? - Hero/savior—clown or fool - Love story: gal from the East - Founding myth: Presbyterian Church - The ending: slapstick murder as the town is born


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