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Title:   Brewster McCloud
Director:   Robert Altman
Year:   1970
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.26.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
06.26.07Paramount Over to the Paramount to catch the last half of the Altman double feature. I'd never seen this before. It's pretty crazy. Bud Cort lives in the Houston Astrodome where he's working on artificial wings to fly like a bird. Helping him on his quest is guardian angel Sally Kellerman, who I guess kills people that get in Cort's way but it's always preceeded by bird crap for some reason. Maybe the raven is the actual killer, I don't know. Anyway, through in Shelley Duvall as a tour guide and Michael Murphy as a Bullitt knock-off and you've got yourself an Altman movie.

This movie... I dunno. It was wacky and goofy and I laughed in a couple of places (Stacy Keach's role for instance, or how Detective Shaft, after crashing his car in a pond, decides to end things on his own terms), but mostly it was too much for me. Too crazy.

I did like how Altman handled the end credits though. I seem to remember him doing something similar with MASH too where he lists all the actors off over the radio. Here he had a big circus and had the title of the movie up on the scoreboard and brought all the actors back made up as circus folk for their credits. that's cool.
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