REVIEW This is a feature film by Robert Altman, the director of “M*A*S*H”
Director Quentin Tarantino — Julia Shea/Cover Images
In Cinema Speculation, his latest book, Quentin Tarantino dwells on the Hollywood films of the 1970s that forged his cinephilia and inspired his work. But he also dedicated a few scathing lines at what he considers to be the worst film ever released by an American studio.
For the filmmaker, it’s very simple, the palm of mediocrity on film amounts to McCloud Brewster, a 1970 film starring Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman and Shelley Duvall directed by Robert Altman.
“Brewster McCloud is one of the worst films to ever be made. have ever worn a studio logo, knowing that Altman also made Quintet for a studio,” writes Quentin Tarantino in a published passage. by Far Out.
A different movie
In this feature film, which can be described as a dark and satirical comedy with fantastic overtones, a young idealist dreams of fleeing the horrors of the world, flying like Icarus towards the sky. , with the help of a machine and… of a serial killer guardian angel.
“Brewster McCloud is the cinematic equivalent of a bird shitting on your head. », Quentin Tarantino finally declares.
And if the director of Pulp Fiction is so hard on Robert Altman – peace to you his soul –, it’s probably because before Brewster McCloud, he had just made M*A*S*H, a film that allowed them to leave Cannes with the Palme d’Or.
Moreover, the poster was accompanied by the slogan: “A different kind of film by the director of M*A*S*H”. Apparently too different for Quentin Tarantino!