Shot mostly in sequence with entirely on-set sound recording, this free-form metaphor for American society circa 1975 is one of Robert Altman’s most acclaimed and yet controversial projects. Susan Anspach was originally cast in the Ronee Blakeley role and Robert Duvall turned down the country star role that Henry Gibson played – the jury is out on whether Duvall could have written his own songs as Gibson did. Keenan Wynn was the only cast member who adhered to the script as written.
About Dan Perri
Since 1970, designer Dan Perri has been responsible for some of the most iconic title sequences in film and television history including The Exorcist, Star Wars, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. In 1977 he created the logo for Close Encounters of the Third Kind and directed the film’s advertising campaign. Perri’s most recent work includes The Aviator, In the Valley of Elah and First House on the Hill.