Altman, Robert 1925-2006
Most widely held works about Robert Altman
Most widely held works by Robert Altman
MASH ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 2,033 libraries worldwide
Highlights the outrageous antics of three skilled young surgeons drafted from civilian life and assigned to a unit of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War.
A prairie home companion ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
Gosford Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
Nashville ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters over 5 days during a political rally in the capital of country music.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
The player ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
A celebrity-studded thriller of murderous obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite.
Short cuts ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
Dr. T & the women ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 792 libraries worldwide
While a middle-aged Dallas gynecologist whose wife has become mentally ill falls for his sexy new golf pro, chaos surrounds the wedding of his daughter, and his alcoholic sister-in-law arrives with three nieces in tow.
The company ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 786 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance, as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success.
Gosford Park ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
The Long goodbye ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 711 libraries worldwide
For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid.
Irving Berlin's Easter parade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland. Too good to watch just at Easter time.
3 women ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
"In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated ladies magazines. But Pinky's hero-worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than could be imagined."--Container.
Popeye ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven.
Cookie's fortune ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 536 libraries worldwide
In the small southern town of Holly Springs, Jewel Mae, known as Cookie, has died mysteriously. Who is the murderer? Where is the murderer? Has there even been a murder? A small town comedy rich in hidden secrets and buried scandals.
The gingerbread man ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger.
Vincent & Theo ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Inside and outside the claustrophobic art world of Paris in the late 19th century, two Dutch brothers try to make their mark. Vincent can only paint and rage. Soft souled, black-toothed, he spends his life in a series of barren rooms, taking his work as far as it can go. Theo can only try--mostly in vain for the length of both their lives--to sell his brother's work. Theo vicariously participates in his brother's art while working, marrying, and contracting syphilis like a 'normal' bourgeoisie. The brothers became the work: one brother who painted, and the other brother who believed that to support the painting was the most important thing he could possibly do with his lifetime.
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues.
Secret honor a political myth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Portrays a disgraced President Richard Nixon recording memoirs in an attempt to defend himself and his political legacy.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or, Sitting Bull's history lesson ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
"Although Buffalo Bill has fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing can prepare him for his newest challenge: show business! His 'Wild West Show' is hugely popular, but when he signs a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role, a hysterical clash of cultures reverberates far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. And the complications only multiply when the troupe discovers it must put on a special command performance-- for none other than the President of the United States!"--Container.
Altman, Robert,--1925-2006 Anti-war films Aristocracy (Social class) Bars (Drinking establishments) Biographical television programs Biography California--Los Angeles Comedy films Comedy films Country music Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Great Britain Gynecologists Hooker, Richard Household employees Interviews Korea Korean War (1950-1953) Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Medical care Military hospitals, American Mobile hospitals Motion picture industry Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures--Production and direction Murder--Investigation Musical films Prostitution Radio actors and actresses Radio programs Social classes Surgeons Tennessee--Nashville Texas--Dallas United States United States.--Army Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films
Altman, Robert B. 1925-2006
Altman, Robert Bernard 1925-2006
Hayes, Al 1925-2006
Robert Altman 1925-2006
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