Altman interview. ST is so impressed with the guys ability to work within the system and yet make really successful works of art or great cinematic literature…or whatever you want to call it…he drops these totally crazy shots in sometimes but his narrative is strong enough for broader audiences to bare it…. He says after the movie is cast 85% of his creative work has been done. CASTING…the key to all things good. Also comments on rehearsal. So much of his work was done before the camera started rolling. ST wishing we had more time for rehearsals these days on our teeny tiny budgets we are so often forced to deal with very little rehearsal time.