It is a sad day for Auteurs around the world as one of the best, Robert Altman died on Monday night. I think Gosford Park is my favorite, but the Player is right up there too. I know I will miss his particular flavor of movie making. No one did it like him.
Goodbye Mr. Altman
"LOS ANGELES - Robert Altman
, the caustic and irreverent satirist behind "M-A-S-H," "Nashville" and "The Player" who made a career out of bucking Hollywood management and story conventions, died at a Los Angeles Hospital, his Sandcastle 5 Productions Company said Tuesday. He was 81.
The director died Monday night, Joshua Astrachan, a producer at Altman's Sandcastle 5 Productions in New York City, told The Associated Press."