Robert Altman: The Oral Biography

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Vintage Books, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
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Robert Altman visionary director, hard-partying hedonist, eccentric family man, Hollywood legend comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography. After an all-American boyhood in Kansas City, a stint flying bombers in World War II, and jobs ranging from dog tattoo entrepreneur to television director, Robert Altman burst onto the scene in 1970 with M*A*S*H. He reinvented American filmmaking, and went on to produce such masterpieces as McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Nashville, The Player, Short Cuts, and Gosford Park. In Robert Altman, Mitchell Zuckoff has woven together Altman s final interviews; an incredible cast of voices including Meryl Streep, Warren Beatty, Paul Newman, among scores of others; and contemporary reviews and news accounts into a riveting tale of an extraordinary life.

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User Review  - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing

This book really captures the spirit of Robert Altman, or at least the spirit that is conveyed through his work. Like any good book on cinema, it makes one want to watch the films. I wouldn't call the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MSarki - LibraryThing

Very nice work. With all the interviews by the people who knew Robert Altman the best, I feel we got a very good picture of the man as well as the artist. He was a fine director who appreciated people who worked hard both in their art and play. Read full review

Contents

Kansas Iiry
15
Into the River
21
307th Bomb Group
39
1ki1g Pictures
54
19251969
60
21
69
22
79
Kathryn
103
19812006
351
19701 980
361
II
369
yr
397
79
444
Heart in 1 Cooler
460
Home Stretch
467
Fatherhood II
483

Cheese
112
No Milk
130
ZI SH
165
After J1 I S H
192
Fatherhood I
233
Mirrors
241
Split California
260
19
291
Boots
497
A Note on Methods
510
Filmograpby
529
89
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161
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483
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Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University. He is the author of three previous books, most recently Ponzi s Scheme: The True Story of A Financial Legend. As a reporter with The Boston Globe, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of numerous national writing awards.

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