Goodnight, Mr. Altman, and God bless

I got a rush of joy when the bookstore clerk handed Against the Day over to me. And then I got back to work, only to discover that my favorite living American director is no longer with us. Damn it. He lived long enough and well enough to create one of the most distinctive oeuvres in cinema, but this still hurts.

(I’ve written about Tanner ‘88, Dr. T and the Women, and The Company.)

UPDATE: A.O. Scott writes a good obituary/appraisal of the man and his movies.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation,, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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