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Short Cuts

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(out of 5)

This three-hour masterpiece adapts a number of Raymond Carver stories and blends them into one seamless epic. The stories concern a group of individuals living in California and the many challenges that they face in their lives.  stands out as a painter living with a sexually repressed husband (), whose sister (an excellent ) is having marital troubles with her cop husband (), who is himself having an affair with . Other players include  and  as a couple,  and  as an estranged mother and daughter, and a brilliant  as an apple-pie housewife to  whose life is ruined by tragedy. All the characters have connections and overlaps throughout the entire piece, brilliantly forming one great whole under Altman’s careful eye.

Fine Line Features, ,

USA, 1993

Directed by

Screenplay by Robert Altman, , based on the writings of

Cinematography by

Produced by 

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards:  1994

Golden Globe Awards:  1994



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