A Prairie Home Companion: The Screenplay

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Penguin, May 18, 2006 - Fiction - 176 pages
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The screenplay of iconic radio host Garrison Keillor’s Robert Altman-directed major motion picture, A Prairie Home Companion, starring Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin.
The day of reckoning has come to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, home of A Prairie Home Companion. The show is closing, the theater is going dark. Station WLT has been sold to a broadcast conglomerate in Texas. The wrecking ball is poised to swing as the regulars—the Johnson Girls, Yolanda and Rhonda, and the singing cowboys, Dusty and Lefty, crooner Chuck Akers, and announcer Garrison Keillor—arrive for the last broadcast in a state of disbelief. But when the Dangerous Woman appears with her Botticellian hair and dazzling white trench coat, the final curtain catches them all by surprise.
• Features a foreword by director Robert Altman and an introduction by Garrison Keillor
• Contains an eight-page insert of photos from the movie set

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About the author (2006)

Garrison Keillor, author of nearly a dozen books, is the founder and host of the acclaimed radio show A Prairie Home Companion and the daily program The Writer's Almanac. He is also a regular contributor to Time magazine.

Robert Altman (1925–2006) was a renowned director and screenwriter best known for his subversive and genre-bending works, such as Nashville and MASH, that often included large ensemble castsIn recognition for his long career and impactful films, he received the Academy Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2006. He wrote the introduction to Short Cuts, a collection of stories by Raymond Carver that were adapted into the film of the same name directed by Altman.

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