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 Larry Karaszewski
Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood. Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.