Sine Qua Non (tephramancy) wrote,
Sine Qua Non

R.I.P Robert Altman

Robert Altman has passed away, at the ripe old age of 81.

In addition to being a wonderful director, of some wonderful movies, such as The Player (a personal favourite), Pret A Porter, and M.A.S.H, he has also said some wonderful things. I like his quotes as much as his movies. My favourites are copied below.

"Mr. and Mrs. Smith get married, they have problems, they get back together and they live happily ever after. End of the movie. Two weeks later, he kills her, grinds her body up, feeds it to his girlfriend who dies of ptomaine poisoning, and her husband is prosecuted and sent to the electric chair for it--but here's our own little story with the happy ending. What is an ending? There's no such thing. Death is the only ending."

"Wisdom and love have nothing to do with one another. Wisdom is staying alive, survival. You're wise if you don't stick your finger in the light plug. Love - you'll stick your finger in anything."

(About his relationship with mainstream Hollywood): "We're not against each other. They sell shoes and I make gloves."
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