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Jeff Smith walks us through Robert Altman’s most intricately allusive film, a satire that enlists genre tropes in order to send up the Hollywood assembly line that spits them out.
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The following five scenes were deleted from the final version of THE PLAYER. Also presented are some outtakes from the ‘Lonely Room’ scene, featuring actors Lily Tomlin and Scott Glenn.
The celebrated opening shot of THE PLAYER runs more than eight minutes without a cut, traveling around the film’s Hollywood studio location. The sequence is presented here with commentary by director Robert Altman.