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3 Women


Beautiful Losers: Robert Altman’s Panoramic Cinema

13 Apr

An awkward adolescent (Sissy Spacek) and a lonely outcast (Shelley Duvall) become attached after working at a spa together and then moving in.  Inspired by a dream, Altman creates a surreal, dream-like mood of dislocation and anxiety against a decaying American frontier of rundown bars, shooting ranges, mystical murals and soulless desert spa facilities.

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