Just in the last year or so I’ve been catching up on some of the great movies of days past. Recently I watched Robert Altman’s “The Player,” which I realized I had seen before, at least partially on cable in the past. Robert passed away Monday night in Los Angeles at the age of 81. I didn’t realize he directed “A Prairie Home Companion,” I’ve been meaning to watch that. He was involved in a crapload of different productions throughout his life, as evidenced by his IMDB page.