Articles tagged robert altman

Altman Turns to Crime in ‘The Long Goodbye’ and ‘Thieves Like Us’

These two crime pictures provide insight into the ways Robert Altman operated within and without Hollywood conventions.

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Alyn Shipton’s ‘Nilsson’ Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man

For a story of this scope there’s neither a moment or word wasted, nor is there seemingly any stone unturned. Bravo to Shipton for not only giving us the first Nilsson biography, and maybe the only one we'll ever need.

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100 Essential Directors - Robert Altman

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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29 Jun 2011 // 6:00 AM

ReFramed No. 4: Robert Altman’s ‘California Split’

Leaving Godard aside, ReFramed explores the pure entertainment value of Robert Altman's oft-dismissed California Split.

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Politicking with ‘Made in Dagenham’‘s Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson discusses this season's premiere feminism-themed film about the real-life strike at the UK Ford plant that challenged and changed British laws on equal pay. Just how far have we come since 1968 in the fight for gender equality in the workplace?

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The Ignoble Quest for Infamy: Filming McCabe & Mrs. Miller in Vancouver

Forty years on, McCabe & Mrs. Miller remains Vancouver’s cinematic benchmark. By the time McCabe rolled into production, M*A*S*H had made Robert Altman a star, and he returned to Vancouver with his core team to create a Western like no other in film history.

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Robert Culp: From ‘I Spy’ to ‘Hickey & Boggs’

Robert Culp and Bill Cosby's wit and warmth in I Spy also established a foundation of fragility and fatalism for Culp's despairing Hickey & Boggs.

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10 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

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This film is a smoldering evisceration of male hypocrisy, pretense, racial anxiety, and sexual panic that would give Neil LaBute pause.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Robert Altman’s films never told us what to think or feel. The Kansas City-born director — of classics like “McCabe and Mrs.

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7 Feb 2009 // 4:00 AM

The American Ruling Class (2005)

We are clearly a nation of classes. We hear about it everyday: the haves and the have-nots; upper, middle, lower, impoverished, disenfranchised, and all the

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101 Forgotten Films by Brian Mills

Mills is a movie lover who, like a penniless kid with his nose pressed against the windows of a wonderful restaurant, aches for the unobtainable.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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Robert Altman Collection: Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Robert Duvall, Carol Burnett - PopMatters

This uneven collection is a definite example of the adage 'when he's good, he's very good, but when he's bad, he's very bad'.

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14 Apr 2005 // 12:00 AM

Short Cuts (1993)

Death, or that state 'beyond natural color', is Short Cuts' common denominator.

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22 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Company (2003)

Evocations of life's uncertainty -- an Altman specialty -- simultaneously expose the obstacles the ballet company must overcome in order to mount a production.

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26 Sep 2002 // 12:00 AM

The Long Goodbye (1973/2002)

Not just empty genre deconstruction, The Long Goodbye dares to ask some very basic questions about the hard-boiled detective hero.

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27 Jun 2002 // 12:00 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Gosford Park (2001)

It is clear about what it is, a study of affect that is also affected.

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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