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The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick

Author: Robert Niemi
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2016.
Series: Directors' cuts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Niemi, Robert.
Cinema of Robert Altman.
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2016
(OCoLC)939689823
Named Person: Robert Altman; Robert Altman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Niemi
ISBN: 9780231850865 0231850867
OCLC Number: 945730740
Description: 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Table of Contents ; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Three Dream Films: Explorations of Female Identity; 2. Experiments in Genre Revision; 3. Large Canvases; 4. Falling from Grace; 5. In the Wilderness; 6. Return to Form; 7. Final Phase: More Large Canvases and Minor Works; Coda; Filmography; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Directors' cuts.
Responsibility: Robert Niemi.

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Surveys all of Robert Altman's major films in their sociohistorical context to reposition the director as a trenchant satirist and social critic of postmodern America  Read more...

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