The visions of two great American artists merge in Short Cuts, maverick director Robert Altman's kaleidoscopic adaptation of Raymond Carver short stories. Epic in scale yet meticulously observed, the film interweaves the lives of twenty-two characters struggling to find solace and meaning in contemporary Los Angeles. The extraordinary ensemble cast includes Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Lemmon, and Jennifer Jason Leigh-all giving fearless performances in one of Altman's most compassionate creations.
Isolated music track
New videotaped conversation between Robert Altman and Tim Robbins
Luck, Trust and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, a feature-length documentary on the making of Short Cuts
To Write and Keep Kind, a PBS documentary on the life of Raymond Carver
A segment from BBC television's Moving Pictures tracing the development of the screenplay
One-hour 1983 audio interview with Carver, conducted for the American Audio Prose Library
Original demo recordings of the Doc Pomus-Mac Rebennack songs, performed by Dr. John