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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2003, 03:31:49 PM »
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who is this critic anyway?

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2003, 10:09:40 AM »
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2004, 02:17:28 AM »
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can anybody recommend any good books on altman?

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2004, 02:30:16 AM »
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can anybody recommend any good books on altman?

Indeed I can:

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2004, 02:38:34 AM »
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so I finally saw Nashville.  I went nuts over the end scene at the Parthenon because a week prior I was in Nashville for the Music City Bowl and I went to the Parthenon.  It made me laugh.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2004, 03:02:56 AM »
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2004, 03:06:31 AM »
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"Talking shit about a pretty sunset
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2004, 11:49:07 AM »
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haha, yeah.  but if you actually want to like him as a person, dont read it.  because he seems like a drunken asshole.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2004, 01:15:33 PM »
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Another great book about Altman came out in 1978, and is out of print.  I forgot the title, but it is worth seeking out, and contains some wonderful insights into his work.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2004, 12:29:50 PM »
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Today is Robert Altman's 79th birthday.  After all these years, he is still a maverick and still going strong.
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2004, 01:05:40 PM »
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happy birthday rob.  heres to 79 more years being a drunken arsehole, and making movies that nobody wants to see!  :wink:
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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2004, 01:13:36 PM »
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And in just a few weeks, The Company finally comes to my town.  Can't wait.

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2004, 03:08:43 PM »
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I'll be seeing the Company in Toronto soon. Happy birthday!

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2004, 07:12:48 PM »
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I've enjoyed following "Tanner '88" on Sundance the past few weeks. It's been fun to see how Altman does video. It's just like his films. I don't know why I expected anything other than that.

I guess I thought he might do something a little bit different with the different medium, but the only difference is the harshness of video.

If anyone else has noticed it, I also found it humorous that the copy of Tanner '88 that Sundance showed was full of ugly analog video glitches. I wonder if this was on purpose, or just a bad dub?

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Re: Robert Altman
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2004, 10:56:50 PM »
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I just saw a bit of a documentary on Altman on the Fox movie channel.  I think that's what channel it was, anyway.  Pretty good, some good stories, fairly informative even though it was rather short.  The guide said two hours, though it ended about an hour and a half in.  No commercials, so it was a premium channel I was watching.  Maybe the guide was a bit off.  Apparently, MASH was the first R-rated film to use the word "fuck."  And seeing an old man like Altman say "fuck" is fucking cool.  No fucking pun intended.

 

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