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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2005, 04:28:18 PM »
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A bit more info:

Altman Directing 'Prairie Home Companion'

Robert Altman's next movie has a location.

The director, famed for his ensemble casts, will bring Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly and Lily Tomlin to a St. Paul, Minn. theater for his adaptation of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."

"As a longtime Keillor fan, I'm thrilled to be doing this project with him," director Robert Altman recently told the Star Tribune.

Garrison Keillor wrote the movie's script and will be playing a character named, well, Keillor.

The comedy is about an long-running radio show that's suddenly canceled after 30 years on the air. As the cast and crew prepare for the last live broadcast, secret love affairs, jealousies and feuds come to a boil, taxing the patience of a stage manager struggling to hold the show together.

Streep and Tomlin play Bonnie and Rhonda Johnson, the two remaining performers of a five-sister country music act, with Lohan as Streep's daughter.

Altman has directed more than 30 films and received five Academy Award nominations for best director. His films include "M A S H," "Nashville," "The Player," "Short Cuts" and "Gosford Park."
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #106 on: June 23, 2005, 11:09:04 PM »
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Madsen tuned to 'Companion'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Virginia Madsen and L.Q. Jones are headed for Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion." They join Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin, Maya Rudolph and Lindsay Lohan. Garrison Keillor, host of the celebrated radio show of the same name, will play himself in the film.

Based on a script by Keillor, the fictionalized story unfolds backstage during a fateful broadcast of the show, which the players discover is to be their last. Madsen will play a dangerous woman, while Jones will play a musician who's been a regular on the show for years. Streep and Tomlin play the last two sisters remaining from a five-sister country act, Lohan plays Streep's daughter, Harrelson and Reilly are singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, Rudolph plays the stage manager, and Kline plays the show's security guard.
 
The film is set to shoot next month in Minneapolis.

Altman will direct and produce through his Sandcastle 5 Prods. shingle. Greenestreet Films and River Road Entertainment are executive producing and financing.

Oscar-nominated for her performance in "Sideways," Madsen just completed filming "Firewall" with Harrison Ford. (The film was previously known as "The Wrong Element.") Madsen is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

Jones' credits include "The Wild Bunch" and "Ride the High Country." He more recently appeared in "The Patriot," "Casino" and "The Mask of Zorro."
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #107 on: June 24, 2005, 02:27:04 AM »
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Jones' credits also including directing the cult sci-fi classic A Boy and His Dog in 1975.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #108 on: June 24, 2005, 08:58:48 AM »
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so i guess tom waits is out now? i hope not

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2005, 11:03:56 PM »
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Yeah, that would really suck. I was crossing my fingers he would be in it.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #110 on: July 06, 2005, 12:26:19 AM »
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Jones finds home with 'Companion'
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Tommy Lee Jones has joined the all-star cast of Robert Altman's latest film, which is based on Garrison Keillor's famous radio show "A Prairie Home Companion."

Jones joins Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Lily Tomlin and Maya Rudolph in the untitled comedy, which is written by Keillor. Principal photography recently began in St. Paul, Minn.
 
The movie follows the radio show's eclectic performers, with their long-simmering passions on and off the air, who have to deal with a Texas conglomerate that buys the show and wants to end its run.

Jones will play the Axeman, a shadowy character dispatched by the conglomerate.

The film is being produced by Altman's Sandcastle 5 Prods. and financed and executive produced by GreeneStreet Films and River Road Entertainment. Capitol Films will handle the film's international sales, its third Altman picture in a row after "Gosford Park" and "The Company."
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #111 on: July 06, 2005, 12:27:18 AM »
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spoilers: altman will die during the production.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #112 on: July 19, 2005, 03:43:40 AM »
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Quote from: Cinephile
spoilers: altman will die during the production.


ok, wow, this was so not funny.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #113 on: July 19, 2005, 03:51:07 AM »
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Quote from: ABKman18
Quote from: Cinephile
spoilers: altman will die during the production.


ok, wow, this was so not funny.

ok, wow, that's why there's a spoiler warning.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #114 on: July 19, 2005, 04:28:32 AM »
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Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: ABKman18
Quote from: Cinephile
spoilers: altman will die during the production.


ok, wow, this was so not funny.

ok, wow, that's why there's a spoiler warning.


I understand the damn joke.  I don't see the point of it.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #115 on: July 19, 2005, 04:52:44 AM »
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Quote from: ABKman18
Quote from: Pubrick
Quote from: ABKman18
Quote from: Cinephile
spoilers: altman will die during the production.


ok, wow, this was so not funny.

ok, wow, that's why there's a spoiler warning.


I understand the damn joke.  I don't see the point of it.


It's funny because Altman's quite old.  Death is often the end result of a long life.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #116 on: July 19, 2005, 05:02:44 AM »
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yes, I understand the joke, but I still don't see the humor in it.  In my mind, it doesn't fall under the dark humor category, more like cruel to me. How is it funny to prophetize someone's death.  I'm trying to see it, but I can't.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #117 on: July 19, 2005, 05:14:51 AM »
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i said this before i even knew about him being bound to a wheelchair and having a backup director. so yeah, i dont see the joke either.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #118 on: July 19, 2005, 02:14:16 PM »
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2005, 02:07:06 AM »
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Quote from: ABKman18
yes, I understand the joke, but I still don't see the humor in it.  In my mind, it doesn't fall under the dark humor category, more like cruel to me. How is it funny to prophetize someone's death.  I'm trying to see it, but I can't.


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