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ISBN: 0571220894
Author: David Thompson,Paul Thomas Anderson
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (April 4, 2006)
Pages: 336
Category: Movies
Subcategory: Humour
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From Nashville to The Player to Gosford Park, Robert Altman's irreverent, iconoclastic style has palpably altered the landscape of American cinema.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 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.

22 November at 06:06. with Paul Thomas Anderson. 20 November at 13:48.

Robert Bernard Altman (/ˈɔːltmən/; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman. A five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, Altman was considered a "maverick" in making films with a highly naturalistic but stylized and satirical aesthetic, unlike most Hollywood films. He is consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers in American cinema.

Altman on Altman (Paperback). David Thompson (author), Paul Thomas Anderson (foreword). Now he recalls the highs and lows of his career trajectory to David Thompson in this definitive interview book, part of Faber's widely acclaimed Directors on Directors series

Altman on Altman (Paperback). Now he recalls the highs and lows of his career trajectory to David Thompson in this definitive interview book, part of Faber's widely acclaimed Directors on Directors series. Hearing in his own words in Altman on Altman just how much of his films occur spontaneously, as a result of last-minute decisions on set, is fascinating. For film lovers, this is just about indispensable. Ben Sloan, Metro London.

Altman, Robert, 1925 - 2006 - Interviews. Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews. Additional Info: 1. Thompson, David. Notes: Filmography: (p. 219-275). Includes biographical references (p. 284-289) and index.

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American filmmaker. His films have been nominated for 25 Academy Awards, winning three for cast and crew. An alumnus of the Sundance Institute, Anderson directed his first feature film, Hard Eight, in 1996. He achieved critical and commercial success with Boogie Nights (1997), set during the Golden Age of Porn

David Thompson, Paul Thomas Anderson. In Altman on Altman, one of American cinema's most incorrigible mavericks reflects on a brilliant career. Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean.

David Thompson, Paul Thomas Anderson. Robert Altman served a long apprenticeship in movie-making before his great breakthrough, the Korean War comedy M A S H (1969). It became a huge hit and won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, but also established Altman's inimitable use of sound and image, and his gift for handling a repertory company of actors

Paul Thomas Anderson aspires to greatness.

Paul Thomas Anderson aspires to greatness. While that doesn't guarantee anything, except, perhaps, hubris, in an era when most American movies are built to corporate specifications, Anderson stands out as an unpredictable creative force - a regenerative spirit in a stale cinematic landscape. Tom Charity (The Rough Guide to Film, 2007). Paul Thomas Anderson.

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 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 métier--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.

Comments:

Cezel
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., Pret a Porte, Dr T and the Woman, both of which he held particular fondness for), but I felt he could be forgiven since he was responsible for some of my favorites (Short Cuts, Three Women, Cookie's Fortune, MASH, Gosford Park, and most notably, Nashville).
Coidor
Really fine collection of interviews with America's finest filmmaker. the ma, essentially, in his own words.Highly recommended!
Kadar
Witty. Smart. Lively. Entertaining.
Winasana
i received the book in great condition, and in a short amount of time, the only complaint here is that we no longer get to see any new Altman films
Qwne
Really, you can't do better than this to inform yourself about the Altman films you've seen, and introduce yourself to those you have not seen -- for instance, for me, Secret Honor, Philip Baker Hall's brilliant performance of Richard Nixon in extremis. I write a film review blog, moviemoody.com, and this book, as with all his books, is a necessary text, for which I am grateful to Altman and Thomson both. The book covers as much as David Thomson's knowledge extends, which is pretty far. So you get insights into some of the technical challenges and tricks Altman used, you get a good sense of Altman's business deals, his sense of actors, and how things got to the screen and how things did not get to the screen. Altman is quite open, and does not make a case for himself at all. So we are not at the mercy of being told how wonderful everyone was. Thomson tells Altman's story from the start, so it serves as a satisfactory biography. The book has good illustrations, a thorough bibliography, an index, and a full personnel list of Altman's work, including his non-credited work and TV work. For Altman liked to keep busy. Most directors do not get to continue working to the age he worked. He became well known only with M.A.S.H., when he was well into his 40s, and was still at the end of his life making good movies, such as Gosford Park and A Prairie Home Companion. I can't recommend the book more highly than to say I can't.
Gamba
When I thought of Robert Altman before reading this book, I typically thought of him as a "Seventies" director who had had a few hits in recent years.

This book shows how limited that view of Altman was. It is a wide-ranging interview that covers Altman's career from his stint as an extra in "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (!!!) to directing "The Company." He talks about his involvement with the classic TV series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Combat" as well as directing Broadway plays and a couple operas.

And, of course, he talks about his films, the classics that everyone remembers and those that got buried by the critics. From it all, Altman emerges as a fascinating character who pursued his own vision and took advantage of changes in the media to be relatively successful.

Essential reading for anyone interested in recent American film.

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