Mc Cabe & Mrs. Miller, Featuring Songs Of Leonard Cohen

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Mc Cabe & Mrs. Miller, Featuring Songs Of Leonard Cohen
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The Royal Cinema - Toronto says
LADIES of BURLESQUE pays tribute to the legendary Leonard Cohen with McCABE & MRS. MILLER—Robert Altman’s iconic, critically acclaimed anti-Western. Featuring the most beautiful and haunting music Cohen ever composed, McCABE & MRS. MILLER revels in the “Maestro of Melancholy’s” ability to capture the essence of doomed romance and the elusive, bewitching women that only Cohen could conjure. With Sam Antics on stage performing a seductive Cohen-dedicated burlesque, this is a LADIES of BURLESQUE that plays it close to the heart.

Warren Beatty is John McCabe, a gambler who establishes a low-rent brothel in a rough-and-tumble Old West mining town. Ill-equipped to deal with the particulars of this new business and unable to inspire the prostitutes (one of which is played by Shelley Duvall) to greater professional heights, McCabe is easily swayed into partnering with the newly-arrived Constance Miller (Julie Christie)—an experienced Madam and keen business woman. Together, they turn the brothel around and business flourishes. When mining company agents threaten McCabe and Mrs. Miller after they refuse to sell their land, McCabe is forced to fight for his community of gamblers and prostitutes, precipitating a shoot out sequence that defies all Westerns that came before.

Altman found divine inspiration in Cohen’s debut album, “Songs of Leonard Cohen” when writing the film and the director fought hard to secure rights to it. Cohen’s lyrics—with visuals of deathly winter, cold-hearted women, and men desperate for comfort—define the film’s iconography and mood, leading to one of the most significant uses of music in film, and a masterpiece (both musical and visual) like no other.
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By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto