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Robert Altman Dead at 81

Robert AltmanBrilliant writer/director/producer Robert Altman has died at 81, according to CNN.com.

He died Monday night at a Los Angeles Hospital. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

A five-time Academy Award nominee for best director ("M-A-S-H," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts," and "Gosford Park") Altman finally won a lifetime achievement Oscar in 2006.

He released his last film, "A Prairie Home Companion," this past May.

For an excellent discussion about the man and his work, check out Variety's article. It's long, but a good read.

Altman was an amazing story teller. His films will be sorely missed. -- Shannon Nolley


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Posted by Shannon on November 21, 2006 10:47 PM
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I'm pleased to say I'm from Kansas City, Altman's hometown.

He will be greatly missed. I watched The Player the other night. It is a masterful film.

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