Altman on Altman

  • Title: Altman on Altman
  • Author: Robert Altman David Thompson Paul Thomas Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780571220892
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Altman on Altman An exciting collection of original interviews with the infamously outspoken director of Short Cuts From Nashville to The Player to Gosford Park Robert Altman s irreverent iconoclastic style has palp
    An exciting collection of original interviews with the infamously outspoken director of Short Cuts.From Nashville to The Player to Gosford Park, Robert Altman s irreverent, iconoclastic style has palpably altered the landscape of American cinema Cited as an influence by such envelope pushing directors as Spike Jonze and P T Anderson, Altman has created a genre all his oAn exciting collection of original interviews with the infamously outspoken director of Short Cuts.From Nashville to The Player to Gosford Park, Robert Altman s irreverent, iconoclastic style has palpably altered the landscape of American cinema Cited as an influence by such envelope pushing directors as Spike Jonze and P T Anderson, Altman has created a genre all his own, notable for its improvised, overlapping dialogue and creative cinematography One of the key moviemakers of the 1970s commonly considered the heyday of American film Altman s irrepressible combination of unorthodox vision and style is most clearly evidenced in the fourteen movies he released across that decade By fine tuning his talent in a diverse array of genres, including westerns, thrillers, and loopy, absurdist comedies all subtly altered to fit his signature m tier he cemented his place as one of our most esteemed directors.In these conversations with David Thompson, Altman reflects on his start in industrial filmmaking, as well as his tenure in television directing Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Bonanza, and his big break in feature films as the director of the enormously popular M A S H, a project for which he was the last possible resort behind fourteen other directors The resulting portrait reveals a quixotic man whose films continue to delight and challenge audiences, both in the United States and beyond.

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    About Robert Altman David Thompson Paul Thomas Anderson


    1. Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award.His films MASH and Nashville have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.


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    1. Robert Altman's maverick approach to filmmaking can be summed up in a quote from this book: "Hollywood sells shoes; I make gloves." I've loved his movies ever since M*A*S*H, and his were the first I would go to the theater (no VCRs in those days) to see more than once. Loved the insights and descriptions of everything from financial wrangling to script development to casting. Also his choice of locations, which gave his films more of an authentic look. I can't say I loved all his movies (e.g Pre [...]

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    2. I don't deny I'm a big fan of Robert Altman. Even his worst movies (e.g. O.C. and Stiggs, HEALTH, Quintet) have something fascinating to offer. To "hear" the man himself expound on his work is a joy as he provides his own insights and anecdotes. Of course, knowing what a huckster he has always been, allows the reader added mystery to discern what of his comments are true and what are embellished. This is a must have for Altman and film aficionados for others, it might be the equivalent of an ope [...]

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    3. Total no-brainer for any fan of Altman's films, or anyone who's curious about how the man makes films (whether you like them or not). Covers his whole life from growing up and moving into writing for film, then working in television and finally his film career up through the preparations for "A Prairie Home Companion," with discussions about his major TV and opera projects as well. My only nitpick is that there are some of his films that are barely discussed at all (notably "A Perfect Couple" an [...]

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    4. Another Entry in Faber's fantastic Series which sadly ended up covering Altman's entire career. There are some flaws here, while Altman's happy to cover his successes, his failures usually only get a paragraph and with a oeuvre as gigantic as Altman's the book ends up a bit lopsided. Plus you get to hear Altman talk shit about Billy Jack, which is pretty awesome.

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    5. For an Altman fan such as my self, this book is an incredible resource. t is especially great to have a place where I can read about more obscure films like Dr. T and the Women, HealtH and Fool For Love, to name just a few.

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    6. Revelations about Altman, his life, including his childhood, stint in the war, and how he makes movies. I read the piece about McCabe and Mrs. Miller first because I had just seen this (for the third or fourth time) and learned what Altman thought of Warren Beatty.

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    7. I found Altman's candid insights useful and applicable both to life and to his films.

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    8. Oral history/ interview is the best approach to Altman. Fills in many blanks, esp on films that get short shrift like HEALTH and Images.

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    9. I'm quite interested in this man!

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