McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Directed by Robert Altman • 1971 • United States
Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois

This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to the raw Pacific Northwest mining town of Presbyterian Church, who join forces to provide the miners with a superior kind of whorehouse experience. The appearance of representatives of a powerful mining company with interests of its own, however, threatens to be the undoing of their plans. With its fascinating flawed characters, evocative cinematography by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, innovative overlapping dialogue, and haunting use of Leonard Cohen songs, MCCABE & MRS. MILLER brilliantly deglamorized and revitalized the most American of genres.

McCabe & Mrs. Miller
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Directed by Robert Altman • 1971 • United States
    Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, René Auberjonois

    This unorthodox dream western by Robert Altman may be the most radically beautiful film to come out of the New American Cinema. It stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie as two newcomers to ...

Extras

  • MCCABE & MRS. MILLER Commentary

    This 2002 audio commentary features director Robert Altman and producer David Foster.

  • Way Out on a Limb

    Produced in 2016, this documentary on the making of MCCABE & MRS. MILLER features interviews with several of director Robert Altman’s longtime collaborators: the film’s casting director, Graeme Clifford; script supervisor, Joan Tewkesbury; and actors René Auberjonois, Keith Carradine, and Michael...

  • Cari Beauchamp and Rick Jewell on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    This conversation, produced in 2016, features film historians Cari Beauchamp and Rick Jewell. They discuss MCCABE & MRS. MILLER in light of Robert Altman’s career, the New Hollywood, and the western genre.

  • MCCABE & MRS. MILLER Behind-The-Scenes

    This featurette from the production of MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, shot on location in Canada in 1970, details the building of the film’s town of Presbyterian Church.

  • Leon Ericksen on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    In 1999, the Art Directors Guild Film Society in Los Angeles hosted a conversation with MCCABE & MRS. MILLER’s production designer, Leon Ericksen, led by his fellow production designer Jack De Govia. The film’s art director, Al Locatelli, also participated in the discussion. An excerpt about the ...

  • Vilmos Zsigmond on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    The following piece, in which cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (1930–2016) discusses his work on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, combines a 2005 interview for the American Society of Cinematographers by filmmaker and cinematographer Michael Goi, ASC, with an interview by filmmaker and cinematographer James ...

  • Robert Altman on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    On August 16, 1971, director Robert Altman appeared on “The Dick Cavett Show” to discuss MCCABE & MRS. MILLER and its reception.

  • Pauline Kael on MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

    On July 6, 1971, in a legendary appearance, film critic Pauline Kael was a guest on “The Dick Cavett Show” and defended MCCABE & MRS. MILLER against some early negative reviews. On August 16 of that year, director Robert Altman himself appeared on the show to discuss the film and its reception.