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Altman, Robert 1925-2006

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MASH by Robert Altman( Visual )

96 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 3,225 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 )

118 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama 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 )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een weergave van wat er allemaal gebeurt, voor- en achter de schermen, tijdens de laatste uitzending, na dertig jaar, van de radioshow A Prairie Home Companion in de Verenigde Staten
Nashville by Robert Altman( Visual )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,856 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 )

107 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,677 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 )

51 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,661 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 )

115 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,487 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 1,125 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 )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 900 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 )

38 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 886 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 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astaire is trying to forget ex-dance partner Miller while rising to stardom with Garland. Too good to watch just at Easter time
3 women( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 748 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 )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 663 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 )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 630 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 571 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 )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 533 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 )

69 editions published between 1004 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interconnecting stories that expose what goes on at the Paris fashion shows. When a fashion industry hot-shot is found dead, the police comb the fashion industry for clues. While the dead man's mistress mourns him as she is putting together a showing of her couture house's line, the man's widow could care less and attends the season's shows without a care, not knowing that her ex-husband is following her. Three magazine editors are trying to sign on a nonchalant photographer. A man and a woman are forced to share a hotel room when no other accommodations are available. Various love affairs are brewing amongst designers, models and others. All this is being broadcast live on a television show hosted by an American named Kitty Porter
Secret honor a political myth( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English 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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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

The playerShort cutsThe companyThe long goodbye3 womenVincent & TheoBuffalo Bill and the Indians or, Sitting Bull's history lesson