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Altman, Robert 1925-2006

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MASH by Robert Altman ( Visual )
94 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 3,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Highlights the outrageous antics of three skilled young surgeons drafted from civilian life and assigned to a unit of the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War
Gosford Park by Robert Altman ( Visual )
116 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
A prairie home companion by Garrison Keillor ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls
Nashville by Robert Altman ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters over 5 days during a political rally in the capital of country music
The player by Robert Altman ( Visual )
105 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town
Short cuts by Robert Altman ( Visual )
118 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Popeye by Robert Altman ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven
Dr. T & the women by Robert Altman ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While a middle-aged Dallas gynecologist whose wife has become mentally ill falls for his sexy new golf pro, chaos surrounds the wedding of his daughter, and his alcoholic sister-in-law arrives with three nieces in tow
The company by Robert Altman ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance, as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success
The long goodbye by Robert Altman ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid
Irving Berlin's Easter parade by Fred Astaire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland
3 women ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendant. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated ladies magazines. But Pinky's hero-worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than could be imagined
The gingerbread man by Robert Altman ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger
Vincent & Theo by Robert Altman ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inside and outside the claustrophobic art world of Paris in the late 19th century, two Dutch brothers try to make their mark. Vincent can only paint and rage. Soft souled, black-toothed, he spends his life in a series of barren rooms, taking his work as far as it can go. Theo can only try--mostly in vain for the length of both their lives--to sell his brother's work. Theo vicariously participates in his brother's art while working, marrying, and contracting syphilis like a 'normal' bourgeoisie. The brothers became the work: one brother who painted, and the other brother who believed that to support the painting was the most important thing he could possibly do with his lifetime
Cookie's fortune by Robert Altman ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the small southern town of Holly Springs, Jewel Mae, known as Cookie, has died mysteriously. Who is the murderer? Where is the murderer? Has there even been a murder? A small town comedy rich in hidden secrets and buried scandals
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or, Sitting Bull's history lesson by Robert Altman ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although Buffalo Bill has fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing can prepare him for his newest challenge: show business! His 'Wild West Show' is hugely popular, but when he signs a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role, a hysterical clash of cultures reverberates far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. And the complications only multiply when the troupe discovers it must put on a special command performance-- for none other than the President of the United States!"--Container
Pret-a-porter ready to wear by Robert Altman ( Visual )
68 editions published between 1004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of interconnecting stories that expose what goes on at the Paris fashion shows
Secret honor a political myth ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays a disgraced President Richard Nixon recording memoirs in an attempt to defend himself and his political legacy
A decade under the influence ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
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Alternative Names
Altman, Robert B. 1925-2006
Altman, Robert Bernard
Altman, Robert Bernard 1925-2006
Altmann, Robert 1925-2006
Altmann, Robert B. 1925-2006
Altmann, Robert Bernard 1925-2006
Hayes Al 1925-2006
Robert Altman
روبرت ألتمان، 1925-2006
アルトマン, ロバート
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