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Continued: June 4, 2006: Q&A with Robert Altman

  • Article by: DEBORAH RYBAK and JEFF STRICKLER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 21, 2006 - 4:20 PM

A I just got infuriated about the TV series. It was the opposite of what the sensibility was of the film. It became a racist, pro-war series. It became a thing that the enemy for 12 years was always the dark-skinned person with the slanted eyes -- no matter what platitudes they said.

Q Garrison originally approached you about making a movie about Lake Wobegon. He's still talking about that. ...

A I'm sure he is.

Q And some people are speculating that you will direct it. Is there any foundation to that?

A We haven't discussed it. I have no question that Garrison has the will to make that movie. And if he has the will, he'll probably get it done. But I have no idea if I will be involved.

Q If you're not making a Lake Wobegon movie, what is your next project?

A I'm going to do "Hands on a Hard Body." It's based on a documentary about a contest at a Nissan dealer. It was an endurance test. A group of people had to stand around a truck keeping at least one hand on it at all times. They ended up dealing with fatigue, of course, but with a lot of other issues, too. And the truck was given to the last one standing.

Q The last one standing. Sounds like we're talking about you.

A [Chuckle] Let's hope so. • 612-673-4996 • 612-673-7392

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