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Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality

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ISBN 10 : 0816637903
Pages : 332 pages
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Download or read book Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality PDF or another Format written by Robert T. Self and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With his complex and unconventional films, Robert Altman often draws an impassioned response from critics but bafflement and indifference from the general public. Some audiences have dismissed his movies as insignificant, unsatisfying, and unreadable. Ironically, Altman might agree: he makes films in order to challenge filmgoers' expectations of straightforward narratives and easily understood endings. In Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality, Robert T. Self sheds light on Altman's work and provides the most comprehensive analysis of his films to date. With close readings of classics like MASH, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Nashville, as well as the more recent films The Player, Short Cuts, and Cookie's Fortune, Self asserts the value of Altman's work not only to film theory and the entertainment industry but to American culture. Book jacket.


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Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 1578061865
Pages : 225 pages
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Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 9780786486045
Pages : 205 pages
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Download or read book Robert Altman PDF or another Format written by Rick Armstrong and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life and work of motion picture director Robert Altman (1925–2006) are interpreted from a variety of perspectives in this collection of essays. Actors, historians, film scholars, and cultural theorists reflect on Altman and his five-decade career and discuss the significance of music, history and genre in his films. Two actors who have appeared in some of the filmmaker’s most important works are prominently represented, with a statement from Elliot Gould (MASH, The Long Goodbye, California Split) and an essay by Michael Murphy (McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Nashville, Tanner ’88). The collection ends with an essay on the importance of death in the director’s final productions The Company (2003) and Prairie Home Companion (2006) by noted Altman scholar Robert T. Self.


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Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 9781780235523
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Robert Altman PDF or another Format written by Frank Caso and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2015-10-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Known as an iconoclast and maverick, film director Robert Altman has consistently pushed against the boundaries of genre. From refashioning film noir in The Long Goodbye, the western in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, the psychological drama in Images, science fiction in Quintet, and the romantic comedy in A Perfect Couple, he has always tested the limits of what film can and should do. In this book, Frank Caso examines the development of Altman’s artistic method from his earliest days in industrial film to his work in television and feature films. Altman is one of those directors whose films audiences can easily recognize, but what exactly are the distinctive elements that have become his signature? Caso identifies more than twenty such elements in Altman’s style, tracing some—such as his use of free-hand cameras and engagement with Christian imagery—to the beginning of his career. Caso also examines Altman’s unsettling mix of offbeat comedic tone with a predominance of violence, murder, and death, showing how their counterpointing effects rendered his films at once naturalistic and otherworldly. Exploring these and other aspects of the Altmanesque style, Caso maps the innovations that have made Altman a master filmmaker. Enriched with illustration throughout, Robert Altman will appeal to fans of this distinctive American auteur or anyone interested in ground-breaking cinema.


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Robert Altman's Soundtracks

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ISBN 10 : 9780199915965
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Download or read book Robert Altman's Soundtracks PDF or another Format written by Gayle Sherwood Magee and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American director Robert Altman (1925-2006) first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970), and he directed more than thirty feature films in the subsequent decades. Critics and scholars have noted that music is central to Altman's films, and in addition to his feature films, Altman worked in theater, opera, and the emerging field of cable television. His treatment of sound is a hallmark of his films, alongside overlapping dialogue, improvisation, and large ensemble casts. Several of his best-known films integrate musical performances into the central plot, including Nashville (1975), Popeye (1980), Short Cuts (1993), Kansas City (1996), The Company (2003) and A Prairie Home Companion (2006), his final film. Even such non-musicals as McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) have been described as, in fellow director and protégé Paul Thomas Anderson's evocative phrase, as "musicals without people singing." Robert Altman's Soundtracks considers Altman's celebrated, innovative uses of music and sound in several of his most acclaimed and lesser-known works. In so doing, these case studies serve as a window not only into Altman's considerable and varied output, but also the changing film industry over nearly four decades, from the heyday of the New Hollywood in the late 1960s through the "Indiewood" boom of the 1990s and its bust in the early 2000s. As its frame, the book considers the continuing attractions of auteurism inside and outside of scholarly discourse, by considering Altman's career in terms of the director's own self-promotion as a visionary and artist; the film industry's promotion of Altman the auteur; the emphasis on Altman's individual style, including his use of music, by the director, critics, scholars, and within the industry; and the processes, tensions, and boundaries of collaboration.


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Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 9780307273352
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Download or read book Robert Altman PDF or another Format written by Mitchell Zuckoff and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-10-20 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Altman—visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend—comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography. After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a stint flying bombers in World War II, and jobs ranging from dog tattoo entrepreneur to television director, Robert Altman burst onto the scene in 1970 with M*A*S*H. He reinvented American filmmaking, and went on to produce such masterpieces as McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts, and Gosford Park. In Robert Altman, Mitchell Zuckoff has woven together Altman’s final interviews; an incredible cast of voices including Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, among scores of others; and contemporary reviews and news accounts into a riveting tale of an extraordinary life.


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A Companion to Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 9781118338957
Pages : 536 pages
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Download or read book A Companion to Robert Altman PDF or another Format written by Adrian Danks and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Robert Altman presents myriad aspects ofAltman’s life, career, influence and historical context. Thisbook features 23 essays from a range of experts in the field,providing extensive coverage of these aspects and dimensions ofAltman’s work. The most expansive and wide-ranging book yet published onAltman, providing a comprehensive account of Altman’scomplete career Provides discussion and analysis of generally neglected aspectsof Altman’s career, including the significance of his work intelevision and industrial film, the importance of collaboration,and the full range and import of his aesthetic innovations Includes essays by key scholars in “Altmanstudies”, bringing together experts in the field, emergingscholars and writers from a broad range of fields Multi-disciplinary in design and draws on a range of approachesto Altman’s work, being the first substantial publication tomake use of the recently launched Robert Altman Archive at theUniversity of Michigan Offers specific insights into particular aspects of film styleand their application, industrial and aesthetic film and TVhistory, and particular areas such as the theorisation of space,place, authorship and gender


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The Cinema of Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 9780231850865
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book The Cinema of Robert Altman PDF or another Format written by Robert Niemi and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman's idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well as a number of great films that are among the most influential works of New American Cinema. While Altman always professed to have nothing authoritative to say about the state of contemporary society, this volume surveys all of his major films in their sociohistorical context to reposition the director as a trenchant satirist and social critic of postmodern America, depicted as a lonely wasteland of fraudulent spectacle, exploitative social relations, and unfulfilled solitaries in search of elusive community.


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Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller

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ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106018793809
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Download or read book Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller PDF or another Format written by Robert T. Self and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reclaims, reframes, and reexamines one of acclaimed maverick filmmaker Robert Altman's most accomplished and admired movies, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, as a commentary on Western history, the Western film, the times from which it emerged, and as a tribute to a neglected masterpiece of American cinema.


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Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling

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ISBN 10 : 9780197523827
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Download or read book Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling PDF or another Format written by Mark Minett and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Altman and the Elaboration of Hollywood Storytelling reveals an Altman barely glimpsed in previous critical accounts of the filmmaker. This re-examination of his seminal work during the "Hollywood Renaissance" or "New Hollywood" period of the early 1970s (including M*A*S*H, Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images, The Long Goodbye, Thieves Like Us, California Split, and Nashville) sheds new light on both the films and the filmmaker, reframing Altman as a complex, pragmatic innovator whose work exceeds, but is also grounded in, the norms of classical Hollywood storytelling rather than someone who rejected those norms in favor of modernist art cinema. Its findings and approach hold important implications for the study of cinematic authorship. Largely avoiding thematic exegesis, it employs an historical poetics approach, robust functionalist frameworks, archival research, and formal and statistical analysis to demystify the essential features of the standard account of Altman's filmmaking history and profile-lax narrative form, heavy reliance on the zoom, sound design replete with overlapping dialogue, improvisational infidelity to the screenplay, and a desire to subvert based in his time in the training grounds of industrial filmmaking and filmed television. The book provides a clear example of how a filmmaker might work collaboratively and pragmatically within and across media institutions to elaborate upon their sanctioned practices and aims. We misunderstand Altman's work, and the creative work of Hollywood filmmakers in general, when we insist on describing innovation as opposition to institutional norms and on describing those norms as simply assimilating innovation.


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Paranoia in Robert Altman's "The Player" and in michael Tolkin's "The Player"

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ISBN 10 : 9783638374477
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Download or read book Paranoia in Robert Altman's "The Player" and in michael Tolkin's "The Player" PDF or another Format written by Jan Riepe and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2005-05-06 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Novel / Film Adaptation", 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper attempts to analyze the treatment of paranoia in Michael Tolkin's The Player and in Robert Altman's movie adaptation with the same title. Both works, the novel and its filmic adaptation, feature the paranoid protagonist Griffin Mill, a powerful movie executive who is plagued by an angry screenwriter. Now in this paper I shall examine how the novel and the movie apply their respective techniques to establish the fear and paranoia that drive Griffin all the way to murder. I will show that Griffin's paranoia is generated mainly by his powerful position in the movie industry. His paranoia absorbs him completely, leaving no room for a conscience or guilt. Even though this paper is not about film adaptation primarily, it is necessary to consider the general differences between literature and movies. Then, after a few words about the treatment of paranoia in film and literature in general, I will analyze Griffin's paranoia in both, the novel and the movie. Having done that I will show how his paranoia can be linked to his powerful position in the Hollywood movie industry. The novel use language to tell a story, whereas movies use pictures, dialogue and sound to show their stories to the audience. While novels are restricted to the use of language, movies can make use of multi-media techniques. Movies can show a large amount of information with a single sweep of the camera. The camera can capture complex images in a few seconds that would take many pages of prose to describe. The novel in contrast can provide insight in a character's interior thoughts and emotions, it can use language to allow the reader a look inside the character's brain. Literature and Film have different qualities, which does not make one better than the other. Yet one aspect they share: "both [are] narrative in format". Narrative, the quality that both media have in common, is one of the reasons for the many novels that have been filmed. In fact, "well over half of all commercial films have come from literary originals", the practice of using a literary source for a movie is as old as the movie industry itself. This strategy is a very successful one, "even the film industry regards all of its greatest achievements as derived from novels".


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Robert Altman's America

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015024761788
Pages : 372 pages
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Download or read book Robert Altman's America PDF or another Format written by Chair Department of Communications Helene Keyssar and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1991 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert Altman is the most quintessentially American of contemporary directors. His films cut across virtually all genres, and though few have met with huge commercial success (apart from the blockbuster M*A*S*H), Altman's unique vision of our society, his distinctive directorial signature, and his defiance of conventional film "language" have all helped reinvent the way we look at America. Keyssar shows why it is time for us to consider this unusual auteur among the pantheon of great directors. She identifies the peculiarities of the Altman style, discusses his films from both a feminist and political perspective, and offers a chapter-length discussion of one of his most important films, Nashville (1975), a "gleeful vision of an American landscape perpetually exploding upon itself."--From publisher description


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Film – An International Bibliography

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ISBN 10 : 9783476036865
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Download or read book Film – An International Bibliography PDF or another Format written by Malte Hagener and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-16 with total page 479 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Kommentierte Bibliografie. Sie gibt Wissenschaftlern, Studierenden und Journalisten zuverlässig Auskunft über rund 6000 internationale Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Film und Medien. Die vorgestellten Rubriken reichen von Nachschlagewerk über Filmgeschichte bis hin zu Fernsehen, Video, Multimedia.


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Robert Altman

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ISBN 10 : 0740747428
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Download or read book Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 PDF or another Format written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 964 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of every movie review the popular, Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic has done from January 2002 to mid-June 2004 includes the past year's interviews and essays, as well as reviews from all the major film festivals, his biweekly "Questions for the Movie Answer Man," profiles of leading actors, and more. Original. 50,000 first printing.


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ISBN 10 : 9781844575794
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Download or read book The Sound of Musicals PDF or another Format written by Steven Cohan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-07 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: D?espite having had its obituary written many times, the movie musical remains a flourishing twenty-first century form, and as this volume demonstrates, one that exists far beyond the confines of Broadway and Hollywood. The Sound of Musicals examines the films, stars, issues and traditions of the genre from the 1930s to the present day. Featuring sixteen original essays by leading international scholars, this illuminating collection addresses the complex history and global variety of the movie musical, and considers the delight and passionate engagement that musicals continue to inspire in audiences around the world. The contributors address key issues for understanding the movie musical: questions of genre and generic traditions; questions of history, bringing fresh perspectives to a consideration of Classical Hollywood musicals; and the musical beyond Hollywood, looking at alternatives to the Hollywood model from the 'New Hollywood' and American independent cinema to Bollywood and other national musical traditions. Individual chapters consider key musical stars such as Frank Sinatra, Julie Andrews and Barbra Streisand; film-makers including Robert Altman and Christophe Honoré, and classic musicals such as South Pacific (1958) and Hairspray (1988). In his introduction to the volume, Steven Cohan addresses the significance and enduring appeal of this multi-faceted genre, and considers its recent renaissance with movies such as the High School Musical franchise, and the success of the television series Glee.