• A few weeks ahead of our Blu-ray upgrade of Robert Altman’s Short Cuts hitting stores, one of the film’s stars paid a visit to our film closet. While making his picks, Oscar-winning actor and director Tim Robbins shared his memories of first seeing Altman’s Nashville as a teenager, an experience that introduced him to the mischievous spirit he would later enjoy in his collaborations with the great director. Check out Robbins’s selections in the video above, and look for him to appear on the big screen soon in the sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime, the latest project from frequent Criterion contributor Michael Almereyda.

9 comments

  • By Sal U. Lloyd
    October 17, 2016
    01:58 PM

    I saw SHOCK CORRIDOR, expecting something like NAKED KISS, or better. I was disappointed.
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  • By Keith Enright
    October 17, 2016
    02:47 PM

    Is it possible that Robbins didn't even realize that 'The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera' was on that disc?
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  • By David Hollingsworth
    October 17, 2016
    10:32 PM

    Nashville, Z, Shock Corridor, My Dinner with Andre, all amazing choices.
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  • By Durwood
    October 18, 2016
    02:07 AM

    I remember so vividly seeing The Player when it first came out at Seattle's Harvard Exit theater which, sadly, closed down last year. One thing that made it memorable? Rob Lowe was seated directly in front of me! This was a few years after Lowe's sex tape scandal and I recall thinking, "Ironically, he's about the only actor that didn't have a cameo in The Player!" So glad Criterion is releasing Short Cuts on Blu-Ray!
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  • By Ghostchase
    October 18, 2016
    02:09 AM

    Loves this! Insightful picks!
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  • By Cinematic Cteve
    October 19, 2016
    04:40 PM

    Great picks. Ya'll may be aware that Robbins has a small, non-speaking role in Network, the year after Nashville was released.
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  • By David
    October 19, 2016
    06:28 PM

    Actually, it wasn't Robbins in Network - he was in high school at the time.
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    • By Cinematic Cteve
      October 22, 2016
      07:15 PM

      How disappointing. In reviewing the credits on the actual film and scouring the usual online sources (IMDb, Chayefsky and Lumet sites, etc.) the role is not credited. No telling who it is,.
    • By Cinematic Cteve
      October 22, 2016
      07:28 PM

      The role is uncredited in the film, nor is there any mention on such sites as IMDb. I'd like to know who it is,