Dir. Robert Altman
(121 min, United States, 1977)
Leonard Cohen’s music has adorned, shaped and altered the course of over 50 mainstream American films. Perhaps none were more influenced than Robert Altman’s unorthodox dream western, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to a Pacific Northwest mining town, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of whorehouse experience.
With its fascinating, flawed characters, evocative cinematography, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, McCabe & Mrs. Miller brilliantly de-glamorized and revitalized the most American of cinematic genres.