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Robert Altman : Hollywood survivor

Author: Daniel O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few careers in Hollywood can match the highs and lows of Robert Altman's. In the past several years, The Player, and Short Cuts especially have seen the director - who has been written off time and again - emerge as a major creative force. (Critical reception of Ready to Wear, his latest film, also fits the pattern of Altman's career.). O'Brien explores the causes for Altman's rise and fall from critical acclaim, as
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robert Altman; Robert Altman; Robert Altman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel O'Brien
ISBN: 0826407919 9780826407917
OCLC Number: 31606112
Description: 144 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Daniel O'Brien.

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Few careers in Hollywood can match the highs and lows of Robert Altman's. In the past several years, The Player, and Short Cuts especially have seen the director - who has been written off time and again - emerge as a major creative force. (Critical reception of Ready to Wear, his latest film, also fits the pattern of Altman's career.). O'Brien explores the causes for Altman's rise and fall from critical acclaim, as well as the director's unconventional attitudes to the film-making process, which may have left him better equipped than many to adjust to the bitter realities of the Hollywood film industry. He is a true Hollywood survivor.

Altman's comeback in the 1990s, and the accompanying reappraisal of his earlier work, is fully discussed and documented, right up to the present. By exploring a rich and varied career, this book reveals Robert Altman's unique position in American culture and world cinema.

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