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Robert Altman's soundtracks : film, music and sound from M*A*S*H to a Prairie home companion

Author: Gayle Sherwood Magee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Series: Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robert Altman; Robert Altman; Robert Altman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gayle Sherwood Magee
ISBN: 9780199915965 0199915962
OCLC Number: 881386404
Description: xiii, 296 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Listening to Robert Altman --
The sweet music of Kansas City --
New Hollywood song tracks --
Nostalgia trips --
A new Hollywood musical --
Battling the empire --
The wilderness --
Indiewood and improvisation --
The perfect servant --
Midwestern musicals --
Conclusion: Altman today.
Series Title: Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: Gayle Sherwood Magee.

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Robert Altman's Soundtracks offers a compelling new look at this celebrated director's films through his innovative uses of music and sound. As author Gayle Sherwood-Magee illustrates, Altman's  Read more...

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