Anyone know the game rules for game Quintet invented by Robt. Altman?

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He claims there are real quintet clubs that play it.

Philip Nunez, Saturday, 27 December 2008 22:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't remember the rules, but I can tell you that the instruction sheet for the aborted Quintet boardgame is included in the book Altman on Altman.

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 29 December 2008 00:22 (fourteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

rules here (search "object of the game"): http://seedyroad.com/diversions/quintet.htm

plus a ton more visual detail for lovers of this um tasking movie

mark s, Monday, 27 August 2018 19:51 (four years ago) link

yeah that webpage is great... though i have never seen this movie.

visiting, Monday, 27 August 2018 20:16 (four years ago) link

this movie looks terrible and somehow i had never heard of it. just watched the long goodbye last night

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 27 August 2018 20:57 (four years ago) link

it's way too long since i saw it for me to be a useful judge but i certainly found it hard going back then

mark s, Monday, 27 August 2018 21:06 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

I knew about this movie going in (worst Altman might be an interesting poll). I was with it for about 20 minutes until the bomb explosion, then had to see if anyone else went the distance.

This is going to be a terrible slog.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 29 December 2022 05:10 (one month ago) link

haha, I can't really mount any kind of defense of it but I didn't hate it

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 29 December 2022 10:36 (one month ago) link

Yes, on a minute-to-minute basis this is simply bad (though probably no worse than Images), but it leaves behind interestingly hazy, portentous feelings and pictures.

Worst Altman I've seen is his bit in Aria, but I've avoided most of his most hated movies.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 29 December 2022 15:19 (one month ago) link

Can I say how unnaturally annoyed I am that the thread-starter wrote "Robt." instead of "Robert" just to save themselves a single keystroke and screw up searches for the next fourteen years and beyond.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 29 December 2022 15:22 (one month ago) link

You wouldn't just search for "Altman"? There are 10 threads with "Altman" in the title. All of them are about Robert Altman, but only five of them use his full name.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 December 2022 15:45 (one month ago) link

I think I managed to finish Quintet ages ago, but I'm not sure; I have a DVD, which suggests I did. I remember hating Prêt-à-Porter and Dr. T & the Women even more.

clemenza, Thursday, 29 December 2022 15:56 (one month ago) link

So I ended up finishing Quintet It doesn't flat-out suck but it certainly is tedious. There's elements of a pretty good movie in there though which makes the whole experience frustrating. Hell, I'll even buy that civilization devolves back to a silly renaissance fair full of gamers who have camped out in an abandoned world's fair food court, but watching it all through a porthole of non-soft focused medium-wide camera angles is just annoying.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 31 December 2022 05:14 (one month ago) link


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