I'm thrilled to hear that Robert Altman will direct a feature film adaptation of the documentary "Hands on a Hard Body." Altman's last film, "Prairie Home Companion," put me to sleep twice. "Hands..." is an engrossing documentary about an endurance contest among some Texans: whoever keeps one hand on a new pickup truck the longest wins the vehicle. The contest goes on for days, people get delirious, crumble, etc. It will be interesting to see this subject matter in Altman's hands.