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Robert Altman

Director

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes.”

 

Biography

An iconoclast whose work acutely attacked the conventions of genre filmmaking, Altman both satirized and revitalized such warhorses as the Western, the musical, and the crime drama, waging war on the sterile artifice of mainstream storytelling by creating a singularly sprawling and deliberately messy cinematic world bursting at the seams with sounds, images, characters, and plot lines. Famed for his inventive brand of overlapping (and often improvisational) dialogue and an acknowledged master of modern camera technique, Altman’s quixotic career has been uneven at best, yet he remains a pivotal figure of contemporary cinema, a true maverick responsible for many of the defining motion pictures of his times. Born February 20, 1925, in Kansas City, MO, Altman was educated in Jesuit schools prior to joining the Army at the age of 18; over the course of WWII, he flew over 50 bombing missions in Borneo and the Dutch East Indies. Upon his discharge in 1947, Altman studied engineering at the… read more

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flip trotsky

21Feb13

Nightmare in Chicago, which is pretty awesome and has a really early and amazingly good score by John Williams, is also missing.

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joey Noodles

29Dec12

Not a fan unfortunately

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Scottie Ferguson

23Dec12

At this point, I'm starting to think he might just be the greatest American director.

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Midnight Cowboy, Matheus Cassano

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    Midnight Cowboy

    7Jun13

    Yes, it's certainly reasonable possibility. One of my favourite directors of all time

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Nancarrow

4Sep12

Where's Countdown?

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