DAVID THOMPSON: What brought you to England to do a period film?
ROBERT ALTMAN: Bob BalabanBob Balaban (b. 1945) has had an extensive career on stage, television and film, both as an actor and director, notably of Parents...
...Altman as a young boy, already expressing himself with a pencil
Robert Bernard Altman was born on 20 February 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri. His ancestors were German in origin; his great-grandfather Clement, born...
DAVID THOMPSON: How did you come to think of Raymond Carver's short stories as material for a film?.
ROBERT ALTMAN: I was on an airplane, flying back from Europe in 1990 after a project in Italy had collapsed,Altman and his son...
Dr Lee Broughton is a Visiting Lecturer in Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds’ School of Media and Communication, UK. Broughton is the author of The Euro-Western: Reframing Gender, Race and the ‘Other’ in Film (2016) and the editor of Critical Perspectives on the Western: From A Fistful of Dollars to Django Unchained (2016) and in many edited collections and academic journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The Euro-Western: Reframing Gender, Race and The ‘Other’ in Film
...The assertion that the Western is a masculine genre is beyond doubt and the producers of American Westerns have, by and large, neglected to incorporate female characters of substance in their films. Nanna Verhoeff indicates that some very...
Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Accompanied throughout by the plaintive songs of
Leonard Cohen, this is a bitter-sweet love story set in a ramshackle
town in the mountains of the north-west. John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives
in Presbyterian Church as a gambler...
Douglas Pye is Senior Visting Research Fellow for Film, Theatre and TV at the University of Reading, UK. His works include Style and Meaning (2005) and The Movie Book of the Western (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Nashville is the most ambitious of the remarkable series of revisionist genre films (M.A.S.H., 1970, McCabe and Mrs Miller, 1971, and The Long Goodbye, 1973, preceded Nashville) that Robert Altman directed in the 1970s. Set shortly after...
...In the Afterword to the 1998 edition of Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, Peter Wollen wrote: ‘I am still an auteurist’. It is tempting to see the coincidence of auteurism and millennialism contained in the notion ‘auteurism in the 1990s...
...In There Will Be Blood (2007), Paul Thomas Anderson has formed an American epic that evokes classics of American literature and film. The elemental story references American literature and also consciously looks back at film history...
Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Following the production of industrial training films in his native Kansas City, a successful career in television (credited as the source of his improvisational methodology) and numerous low-key features, Altman finally rose to prominence...
...Between 1975 and 1980, director Robert Altman (1925–2006) made eight films, of which three are unquestionably musicals. These three musicals were filmed during one of the most productive and volatile periods in Altman’s career, and amid...
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