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Brewster McCloud (1970)  /  Behind the Scenes of Brewster McCloud (excerpt) (1970)

Brewster McCloud (1970)
April 11, 2014 - 7:30 pm
René Auberjonois, Sally Kellerman.

Brewster McCloud (1970)

"[A]bsorbingly diverting and an entertaining little bauble of the sort they just don't make any more." -- Indiewire

Directed by Robert Altman

Director Robert Altman’s most fanciful feature was often cited by him as a personal favorite.  Young Brewster (Bud Cort) lives secretly beneath the Houston Astrodome, developing a set of artificial wings and nursing an urge to fly, assisted by a seeming guardian angel (Sally Kellerman). Implicated in the murders of corrupt local officials, Brewster must finally resort to a “flight” from justice, in a seeming allegory of freedom’s limits.  

Adler-Philps, LionsGate Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Producer: Lou Adler. Screenwriter: Doran William Cannon. Cinematographer: Lamar Boren, Jordan Cronenweth. Editor: Louis Lombardo. Cast: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman, René Auberjonois.

35mm, color, 104 min.

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Behind the Scenes of Brewster McCloud (excerpt) (1970)


A series of silent takes shows Robert Altman and his creative team executing complicated effects in the Houston Astrodome, with the "wing" armature used by "Brewster McCloud" in his final flight.

Digital video from 16mm, color, silent, approx. 5 min.