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Gosford Park – The Company – Tanner on Tanner

Altman on Altman

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Gosford Park 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...

Early Years – The Calvin Company – First Features – Television

Altman on Altman

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...Altman as a young boy, already expressing himself with a pencil Early Years Robert Bernard Altman was born on 20 February 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri. His ancestors were German in origin; his great-grandfather Clement, born...
...Short Cuts 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...

Auteurism in the 1990s

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...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...

Robert Altman and the New Hollywood Musical

The Sound of Musicals

British Film Institute, 2010

Book chapter

...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...

More Television – Countdown – That Cold Day in the Park

Altman on Altman

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...More Television DAVID THOMPSON: In spite of your dismissal from Alfred Hitchcock Presents, you went on to work solidly in television for ten years before breaking into feature films. ROBERT ALTMAN: I decided that television was the world...

Recursive Self-Reflection in The Player

Randy Laist

Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College, US. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies and Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema of Simulation : Hyperreal Hollywood in the Long 1990s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Several of Robert Altman’s early films, including McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), M*A*S*H (1972), and The Long Goodbye (1973), were adaptations of novels, as was his “come-back” film, 1992’s The Player. After more than a decade of being...

Altman on Altman

Projections 2 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1993

Book chapter

...Introduction Graham Fuller At a seminar on independent film-making held in the American Pavilion during last year's Cannes festival, Robert Altman sat like Sitting Bull at a lodge meeting of fiery young bucks. Emphatically non-idealistic...

Movie Lessons: Jaco van Dormael in Conversation with Pierre Hodgson

Projections 2 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1993

Book chapter

...Jaco van Dormael was horn in Belgium. He grew up partly in Germany, where his father was working, and partly in Belgium. Apart from a year in Paris, he has spent all his working life in Brussels. He has lived in the same, communally-owned...

The Early Life of a Screenwriter II: Sidney Gilliat interviewed by Kevin Macdonald

Projections 2 : A Forum for Film-makers

Faber and Faber Limited, 1993

Book chapter

...Introduction Kevin Macdonald 'This boy should go into films, George. Why, he might make as much as £10,000 a year!' Such was the advice that lead to Sidney Gilliat's first film job in 1928. During the next decade the screenwriting duo...