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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

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Warren Beatty, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
McCabe and Mrs. Miller: The Kobal Collection / Warner Bros

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
performer:
Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, Keith Carradine, William Devane, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck
director:
Robert Altman
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Robert Altman, Brian McKay
genre:
Drama, Western

We gave it an A

In one of Robert Altman’s best, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Warren Beatty plays John McCabe, a frontier gambler who teams with a British madam (Julie Christie) to turn a shoddy mining camp into a thriving town. Though it loosely follows the form of a Western, the film’s real strength is its offbeat characters and their mood-drenched milieu: a wintry, lamplit world that is a thing of rough-hewn beauty. DVD has restored Vilmos Zsigmond’s cinematography in all its dark-toned brilliance.

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