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3 Women is a 1977 American avant-garde drama film written and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.
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Shelley Duvall

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3 Women is a 1977 American avant-garde drama film written and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.
Duvall began her career appearing in various Robert Altman films in the 1970s, including Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Thieves Like Us (1974), Nashville (1975), and 3 Women (1977), which won her the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress.

Sissy Spacek

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3 Women is a 1977 American avant-garde drama film written and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.
Following her appearances in acclaimed films Welcome to L.A. (1976) and Robert Altman's 3 Women, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980).

1977 Cannes Film Festival

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3 Women premiered at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or and Duvall received the Best Actress Award.

Robert Altman

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3 Women is a 1977 American avant-garde drama film written and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.
The films he made through his company included Brewster McCloud, A Wedding, 3 Women, and Quintet.

Janice Rule

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3 Women is a 1977 American avant-garde drama film written and directed by Robert Altman and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule.
Among her later film roles were Emily Stewart in The Chase (1966), Sheila Sommers in The Ambushers (where she was amusingly undressed by way of a villain's magnetic gun), Burt Lancaster's bitter ex-lover in The Swimmer (1968), Willie in Robert Altman's 3 Women (1977), journalist Kate Newman in Costa Gavras' political thriller Missing (1982), and Kevin Costner's mother in American Flyers (1985).

Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress

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3 Women premiered at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or and Duvall received the Best Actress Award.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert gave the film four stars, calling the first half "a funny, satirical, and sometimes sad study of the community and its people," and adding the film then turns into "masked sexual horror".

Images (film)

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Writer Frank Caso identified themes of the film as including obsession, schizophrenia and personality disorder, and linked the film to Altman's earlier films That Cold Day in the Park (1969) and Images (1972), declaring them a trilogy.
Joe McElhaney suggests in A Companion to Robert Altman, the majority of film critics and scholars have tended to note that Altman's 3 Women (1977) was inspired directly by Ingmar Bergman's Persona (1966), but, according to McElhaney, Altman himself claimed to have been more influenced by the film when writing and directing Images five years prior.

Persona (1966 film)

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Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film Persona was also an influence on the film.
Altman's 1977 film 3 Women takes cues from Bergman as Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek's characters (Millie and Pinky) shift roles and identities.

List of artists who created paintings and drawings for use in films

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For Willie's paintings, the filmmakers employed artist Bodhi Wind, whose real name was Charles Kuklis.

Gerald Busby

Regarding his scores for Paul Taylor's dance "Runes" and Robert Altman's film 3 Women, Busby said "Those two pieces are acknowledged as masterpieces, so that I know they’ll last beyond me,” Mr. Busby said. “Not because what I did was a masterpiece, but I was part of it."

John Bailey (cinematographer)

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He spent eleven years apprenticing as a crew member under the likes of Vilmos Zsigmond and Néstor Almendros, and worked on such films as Two-Lane Blacktop, The Late Show, 3 Women, Winter Kills, and Days of Heaven.

Starstruck (comics)

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She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the long-running NBC soap opera, The Doctors; she portrayed the troubled character Mildred Trumble, modeled after Sissy Spacek's character, Pinky Rose, in Robert Altman's film 3 Women.

Ruth Nelson (actress)

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She is known for her roles in such films as Wilson, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Humoresque, 3 Women, The Late Show and Awakenings.

Belita Moreno

Soon after Moreno arrived in Hollywood, California, to pursue her acting career, she met director Robert Altman, and landed roles in three of his films: 3 Women, A Wedding, and A Perfect Couple.