Sunday, August 19, 2012

Did I Ever Show You my One Armed Picollo Player?

On Friday night, I had the pleasure of catching the most neglected of all Robert Altman movies, 1974's California Split, on late night television. This movie really fell off the radar - I personally never would have heard of it but for a previous fortuitous encounter late at night on the tube - and that's a shame. It really is one of the all-time great gambling/low life movies and a fantastic two-hander character study. The camaraderie and performances of Eliot Gould and George Segal are a joy to behold:

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