Moviedrome Mondays: A Wedding (1978)

Since I could not find (once again) a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing master filmmaker Robert Altman’s 1978 satirical comedy A Wedding, readers will have to (once again) made do with Cox’s intro transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was August 5, 1990 (read here). Though I disagree with Cox when he implies that Altman had stinkers in his career (I love A Perfect Couple and Quintet every bit as much), everything else he says here is spot-on. I especially agree with that last paragraph of his. If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Robert Altman films, read here.

Since I could not find an original theatrical trailer link, here is a youtube video link to a TV spot of the film

8 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: A Wedding (1978)

  1. I did once have a great fondness for Altman’s style of episodic, assembled cast films. Short Cuts is still my favourite, closely followed by The Player.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Cox obviously rates this Altman film as highly as you do, great minds and all that. I had to smile at his line “a horrible racist bunch, consumed with avarice.” Sounds like a gathering of my relatives. Keep the Moviedrome Monday flag flying John. Your posts are always welcome, especially at the moment!

  3. I have it on DVD here in the States, but I do not know If the UK carries it (unless you have a multi-region DVD player that is). Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

  4. Thank you for the kind words and yes that “horrible racist bunch, consumed with avarice” line is pretty funny 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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