Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

After decades on the air, the plug has finally been pulled on the  A Prairie Home Companion radio program. This film takes place on the night of their final live broadcast.

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Last films are tricky. Since you can die at any time, any film could also be your last. Sometimes this allows you to go out on a strong note like Passolini did with Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom. But it also means you could end your career like the legendary George Cuckor did with Rich and Famous. Robert Altman was fortunate enough to leave this world with A Prairie Home Companion as his final celluloid statement. It's an amazing mix of comedy, music that also somehow makes death not such a scary prospect.

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