Oct 01, 1993 · The title itself, `Short Cuts,’ has dual meaning: it’s an interconnected mixture of `short cuts,’ as in `off the cutting room floor’ or `film clips;’ and, it’s an unmistakable reference to the web of human life, the social short cuts between ourselves and everyone else, as in the famous `six degrees of separation,’ which tells us that we are
Oct 22, 1993 · Los Angeles always seems to be waiting for something. Permanence seems out of reach; some great apocalyptic event is on the horizon, and people view the future tentatively. Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts” captures that uneasiness perfectly in its interlocking stories about people who seem trapped in the present, always juggling.
Now in its third year, the Greater Dandenong Short Cuts Film Festival is back for 2018! Short Cuts celebrates the arts, community life and creative storytelling, providing an artistic platform for local community members, emerging artists and accomplished professionals to share their stories.
Short Cuts is a typical Robert Altman film. It involves a large ensemble cast (in this case 22 characters) and a high degree of interaction between crew and cast. It is the 25th of Altman’s 34 feature films beginning with Mash in 1970 and ending with A Prairie Home Companion in 2006, which makes him one of America’s most prolific directors.