Like a jazz musician taking a long, always unpredictable half-century solo, Altman was in constant motion, relentlessly blurring the line between life and art.
Wednesday 23 September, 19:30h, Rialto Amsterdam… 290 more words
Robert Altman was a well-respected if not necessarily always commercially successful director whose career spanned over 40 years. He started off in TV and finally got his big break when he directed M*A*S*H* which won him the Palme d’Or in 1970 and finally gave him the recognition he had been seeking. 184 more words
Director: Ron Mann
Widely recognised as one of the leading figures of the New Hollywood era and a giant of American cinema, the late Robert Altman is now the subject of a new documentary, Ron Mann’s… 449 more words
‘Altmanesque? Expect the unexpected’, laughs Robin Williams. We hear his voice before we see him. The sudden appearance of his face against the black background in the middle of this documentary, and his familiar crinkly eyes as he laughs, makes me catch my breath for a second. 874 more words
Robert Altman (1925-2006) was, during his long filmmaking career, one of Hollywood’s mavericks—never concerned with popular tastes or prevailing trends. Despite this, he made some of the most enduring films of the 1970s and 80’s and was able to carve out a niche, resulting in a long, sometimes turbulent, wildly varied career. 86 more words