Robert Altman: Jumping Off the Cliff

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1989 - Performing Arts - 676 pages
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The most prodigal, prolific, and visionary director to emerge from post-sixties Hollywood, Robert Altman is a man whose mystique sometimes threatens to overshadow his many critically acclaimed films (including MASH).
  

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Robert Altman: jumping off the cliff: a biography of the great American director

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Extensive acknowledgments testify to a thoroughly researched biography of the film director best known for M*A*S*H and Nashville . While describing the boozing, womanizing, and gambling that somehow ... Read full review

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For Altman fans only. I loved reading it, but it is rather poorly written and mainly just gossip. Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
3
Kansas City
27
Wentworth
42
The Calvin Company
69
Friends and Lovers
89
The Delinquents
109
Guerilla Warfare
128
The Millionaire
139
That Cold Day in the Park
278
MASH
295
The AntiMovies
327
Images
350
Pure Altman
359
Action Painter
382
Nashville
395
The Actors Nirvana
426

The Troubleshooters
150
Warner Brothers
155
Bonanza
172
Bus Stop
186
Combat
198
As Bland as Its Cheese
215
The Talent Trust
227
WhatIffing
240
Riches to Rags
254
Countdown
271
Buffaloed Bill
439
FlickoftheWrist Movies
449
Lions Gate
477
I Yam What I Yam
491
The Eighties
517
EPILOGUE
541
NOTES AND CREDITS
553
BIBLIOGRAPHY
627
INDEX
629
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Patrick McGilligan's biographies include the Edgar-nominated "Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light" and the "New York Times" Notable Books "Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast" and "George Cukor: A Double Life". He has also penned biographies of Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, Robert Altman, and James Cagney, along with the oral history "Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist" (with Paul Buhle). McGilligan lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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