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Robert  Altman
[1925-2006]

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"All my films deal with the same thing: striving, socially and culturally, to stay alive."
— Robert Altman


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Robert Altman entry at Wikipedia
Robert Altman credits [1947-2006] at Internet Movie Database


Oscar statuette is a trademark of A.M.P.A.S.  won Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for "Tanner '88" [1988]     Robert Altman won an Honorary Oscar® in 2006
and was nominated 7 times (1971-2002)

He also received
the Golden Palm (1970) & Best Director (1992) at Cannes
an Emmy for Best Director (1989)
two BAFTA Awards (1993 & 2002)
the Venice Film Festival Golden Lion (1993)
the D.G.A. Lifetime Achievement Award (1994)
and two Independent Spirit Awards (1994)



Movies  by  Robert  Altman
Robert Altman credits [1947-2006] at Internet Movie Database

Robert Altman Criterion Collection DVD box set  "Criterion Collection Director Series - Robert Altman" box set [2007]
Amazon Exclusive! Criterion color DVD box set [12/2007] 4 disks for $104.99
includes "3 Women" [1977] starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek & Janice Rule; "Secret Honor" [1985] starring Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon; "Tanner 88" mini-series [H.B.O. 1988] starring Michael Murphy; and "Short Cuts" [1993] with an all-star cast
Robert Altman Collection DVD box set  "Robert Altman Collection" [2006]
Fox color DVD box set [4/2006] 4 disks for $35.99
includes "M*A*S*H" [1970] starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould & Tom Skerritt; "A Wedding" [1978] starring Lillian Gish; "Quintet" [1979] starring Paul Newman; and "A Perfect Couple" [1979] starring Paul Dooley & Marta Heflin – plus many extras
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"M*A*S*H" [1970]
Directed by Robert Altman; starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt,
Sally Kellerman, Gary Burghoff, Rene Auberjonois & Robert Duvall; full credits at IMDb

"McCabe  &  Mrs.  Miller" [Warner Bros. 1971]
McCabe & Mrs. Miller video  Co-written & directed by Robert Altman; based on the Edmund Naughton novel; starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane, John Schuck, Bert Remsen & Shelley Duvall; nominated for Best Actress Oscar (JC); added to National Film Registry (2010)
Warner widescreen color DVD [6/2002] for $4.99
Warner color VHS [5/99] for $3.50
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
based on the 1964 novel by Edmund Naughton
Leisure Books pb [2/91] out of print/used
Berkeley Medallion mass movie tie-in pb [1971] out of print/used

"The  Long  Goodbye" [1973]
Long Goodbye video   Los Angeles P.I. Philip Marlowe's friend Terry Lennox asks for a ride across the border to Mexico. When Marlowe returns, the police are waiting for him, asking questions about the bludgeon murder of Terry's wife. Directed by Robert Altman; script by Leigh Brackett, based on Chandler's novel; starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, David Arkin & Jim Bouton
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [9/2002] for $12.49
MGM/UA color VHS [5/91] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Long Goodbye novel  
1955 novel by Raymond Chandler [1888-1959]
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $11.16
New Millennium Audio ABR audio read by Elliott Gould [3/2002] out of prodn/used

"Nashville" [Paramount June 1975]
Nashville movie poster  Essentially a musical, with various storylines converging at a performance at the Parthenon in Nashville. Co-produced & directed by Robert Altman; script by Joan Tewkesbury; ensemble cast including Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles & Keenan Wynn; won Oscar for Best Original Song, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Supporting Actress (RB & LT); DGA & WGA Award noms; listed on National Film Registry (1992)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2000] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [1/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
M.C.A. soundtrack CD [5/2000] for $10.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" blue poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster from Amazon for $9.99
The Making of Nashville  
"The Nashville Chronicles: The Making of Robert Altman's Masterpiece"
[2000] by Jan Stuart

Limelight Editions 8¾x6 pb [8/2004] for $13.57
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2000] out of print/used

"Buffalo  Bill  &  The  Indians,  or  Sitting
Bull's  History  Lesson"
[De Laurentiis June 1976]
Buffalo Bill & The Indians  Before the invention of the motion picture, the traveling Wild West shows of Buffalo Bill and others created 'The Show Business'. Directed by Robert Altman; based on the stage play by Arthur L. Kopit; starring Paul Newman {as 'Buffalo Bill' Cody}, Joel Grey, Geraldine Chaplin, Frank Kaquitts, Will Sampson, Frank Kaquitts, Pat McCormick, Shelley Duvall, Noelle Rogers & Burt Lancaster
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [5/2001] for $17.98
MGM/UA color VHS [5/2000] for $14.95
full credits from IMDb
Bantam movie tie-in pb [1976] out of print/used
based on the 1969 stage play "Indians: A Play" by Arthur L. Kopit
Bantam movie tie-in pb [1976] out of print/used

"3 Women" [LionsGate April 1977]
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Robert Altman; starring Shelley Duvall,
Sissy Spacek & Janice Rule; full credits from IMDb

"A Wedding" [Fox/LionsGate Aug 1978]
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Robert Altman; ensemble cast including Lillian Gish
full credits from IMDb

"Quintet" [Fox/LionsGate Feb 1979]]
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Robert Altman; starring Paul Newman
full credits from IMDb

"A Perfect Couple" [Fox/LionsGate April 1979]
Co-produced, written & directed by Robert Altman; starring Paul Dooley & Marta Heflin
full credits from IMDb

"Popeye" [Disney/Paramount Dec 1980]
Popeye feature film  Directed by Robert Altman; script by Jules Feiffer; starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt & Richard Libertini
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2003] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [10/96] for $9.45
full credits at IMDb
official Popeye the Sailor website

"Secret Honor" [indep June 1985]
Produced & directed by Robert Altman; starring Philip Baker Hall as Richard Nixon
full credits at IMDb

"Fool For Love" [1985]
filmed in New Mexico

"The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial"
[Sony-Columbia/CBS tv movie May 1988]
Directed by Robert Altman; teleplay by Herman Wouk, from his classic play; full credits at IMDb

"Tanner 88: A Political Fable" mini-series [H.B.O. 1988]
Directed by Robert Altman; written by Garry Trudeau; starring Michael Murphy; full credits at IMDb

"Tanner On Tanner" sequel [HBO Oct 2004]
Directed by Robert Altman; written by Garry Trudeau; starring Michael Murphy; full credits at IMDb

"The  Player" [Avenue/Spelling April 1992]
The Player movie poster  A screenwriter is blackmailing a movie studio executive... Directed by Robert Altman; novel & script by Michael Tolkin; starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Dean Stockwell, Sydney Pollack & Lyle Lovett; many cameos include Steve Allen, Harry Belafonte, Karen Black, Gary Busey, Robert Carradine, Charles Champlin, Cher, James Coburn, John Cusack, Paul Dooley, Peter Falk, Louise Fletcher, Teri Garr, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Anjelica Huston, Sally Kellerman, Jack Lemmon, Andie MacDowell, Malcolm McDowell, Jayne Meadows, Martin Mull, Nick Nolte, Bert Remsen, Burt Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Alan Rudolph, Jill St. John, Susan Sarandon, Rod Steiger, Lily Tomlin, Robert Wagner, Ray Walston & Bruce Willis; 3 Oscar noms, won 2 BAFTA, won 2 at Cannes, won WGA Best Script/Adaptation
New Line Special Edition widescreen color DVD [7/97] for $14.49
New Line color VHS [6/2002] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
The Player book  "The Player" [1988 novel] by Michael Tolkin
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/97] for $9.60
Atlantic Monthly Press hardcover [6/88] out of print/used
Random House ABR audio [5/93] out of prodn/used
"The Return of The Player" [2006 sequel] by Michael Tolkin
Grove Press 8x5¼ pb [7/2007] for $10.40
Grove Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $4.80 [sic]

"McTeague:  The  Opera" [P.B.S. 1992]
McTeague opera  Commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Chicago & performed in 1992; co-written & directed by Robert Altman; based on the classic 1899 novel "McTeague: A Story of San Francisco" by Frank Norris [1870-1902]; composed by William Bolcom, libretto co-written by Arnold Weinstein; starring Ben Heppner, Catherine Malfitano & Timothy Nolen
filmed for broadcast on PBS • video/DVD not available • full credits at IMDb
composer's "McTeague" pagebook entry at Wikipedia

"The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms" tv program [WNEW/PBS May 1993]
Directed by Robert Altman; narrated by Studs Terkel
video/DVD not available • credits at IMDb

"Short Cuts" [1993]
Directed by Robert Altman; based on stories by Raymond Carver; with an all-star cast
full credits from IMDb

"Kansas City"
[CiBy 2000 France May 1996, Fine Line USA Aug 1996]
Co-produced,co-written & directed by Robert Altman; starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson,
Harry Belafonte & Michael Murphy; full credits at IMDb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66rtqQ2Q-Wk Kansas City (1996) trailer [2:20]

"Gosford Park"
[USA Films Dec 2001]
Gosford Park poster  Directed by Robert Altman; all-star cast; won an Oscar for Best Original Script (Julian Fellowes); nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren & Maggie Smith), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes; also won Golden Globe, A.F.I. & BAFTA for Best Director, W.G.A.for Best Original Script
Universal widescreen DVD [6/2002] for $20.23
Universal color VHS [6/2002] for $79.99
Universal VHS w/Spanish subtitles [6/2002] for $79.99
Universal soundtrack CD [1/2002] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
Gosford Park script  
"Gosford Park: The Shooting Script" [2002]
by Julian Fellowes

won Oscar & W.G.A. awards for Best Original Script
Newmarket Press 7x9¼ pb [3/2002] for $13.27

"A Wedding: The Opera" [2004]
Commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Chicago & first performed in 2004; co-written & directed by Robert Altman,
based on his 1978 movie; composed by William Bolcom, libretto co-written by Arnold Weinstein
video/DVD not available • opera entry at Wikipediacomposer's "A Wedding" page

"A Prairie Home Companion" [Picturehouse June 2006]
Prairie Home Companion movie poster  Directed by Robert Altman; starring Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph & Virginia Madsen
NewLine widescreen color DVD [10/2006] for $18.87
full credits at IMDb
official movie site

"The American Ruling Class: America Rules The World, But Who Rules America?"
feature film [indep April 2008]
The American Ruling Class documentary feature written by Lewis H. Lapham  An unusual combination of documentary footage and scripted actors that thoroughly reveals America's ruling master class. Directed by John Kirby; written by Lewis H. Lapham; featuring Robert Altman, James A. Baker III, Bill Bradley, Harold Brown, Hodding Carter III, William T. Coleman, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Barbara Ehrenreich, Martin Garbus, Vartan Gregorian, Mike Medavoy, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Samuel Peabody, Peter G. Peterson, Pete Seeger, Lawrence H. Summers, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., William Howard Taft IV, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. & Howard Zinn
Alive Mind color DVD [1/2009] for $24.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia



Books  by  Robert  Altman

Sixties Photographs by Robert Altman  
"The Sixties: Photographs by Robert Altman" [2007]
Santa Monica Press 12x9¼ hardcover [9/2007] for $26.37



Works  About  Robert  Altman

Robert Altman bio by Patrick McGilligan  "Robert Altman: Jumping Off The Cliff" [1989]
by Patrick McGilligan

St. Martin's Griffin 8¾x6 pb [7/89] for $28.79
St. Martin's Press hardcover [7/89] out of print/used
A.F.I. Profile Robert Altman  "A.F.I. Directors Profiles: Robert Altman" [2000]
Written & directed by Robert J. Emery
Winstar color DVD [2/2001] for $9.98
Winstar color VHS [2/2001] for $9.98
credits at IMDb
Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality  "Robert Altman's Subliminal Reality" [2002]
by Robert T. Self

Univ MN Press 9x5¾ pb [4/2002] for $22.50
Univ MN Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2002] for $67.50
Altman On Altman interviews  "Altman On Altman" [2006]
Interviews with David Thompson; Introduction by Paul Thomas Anderson

Faber & Faber 8½x5½ pb [4/2006] for $10.88
Conversations with Directors anthology edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson  "Conversations With Directors: An Anthology of Interviews From Literature/Film Quarterly" [2008] Edited by Elsie M. Walker & David T. Johnson
interviewees include: Robert Altman, Frank Capra, René Clair, Martha Coolidge, Wes Craven, Terence Davies & Olivia Stewart, Edward Dmytryk, Federico Fellini, William Friedkin, Richard Leacock, Richard Linklater, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Malle, Jonas Mekas, Marcel Ophüls, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Eric Rohmer, Patricia Rozema, John Schlesinger, Jean-Charles Tacchella, Marcela Fernández Violante, Andrej Wajda, Wayne Wang, Billy Wilder, Robert Wise & Franco Zefferelli
Scarecrow Press 9x6 pb [3/2008] for $55.00
Robert Altman Oral Biography book by Mitchell Zuckoff  
"Robert Altman: The Oral Biography" [2009]
by Mitchell Zuckoff

Knopf 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2009] for $23.10

"ALTMAN" [Match Factory 2013?]  
Announced 5/2012: A feature length documentary about the life and art of American film director Robert Altman produced, written &
directed by Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann funded by a partnership of Sphinx Productions, EPIX (the multiplatform premium entertainment service),
Astral’s The Movie Network, and Submarine Entertainment; consultants include producer Matthew Seig & widow Kathryn Reed Altman
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site


L i n k s

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Robert Altman posters category at AllPosters.com
Robert Altman credits [1947-2006] at Internet Movie Database

Robert Altman entry at Wikipedia
Stifflegged Festival 2002 Robert Altman Retrospective


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