History Creator / RobertAltman

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* ''Film/ThatColdDayInThePark'' (1969)



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first few theatrical films [[note]]''The Delinquents'' (1956), ''The Creator/JamesDean Story'' (1957), ''Countdown'' (1968) and ''That Cold Day In The Park'' (1969)[[/note]] are fairly conventional with few of his signature touches. ''Film/{{MASH}}'' was his first attempt at comedy and introduced his familiar style. And of course he didn't have much freedom to experiment in his industrial films or TV work.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first few theatrical films [[note]]''The Delinquents'' (1956), ''The Creator/JamesDean Story'' (1957), ''Countdown'' (1968) and ''That Cold Day In The ''Film/ThatColdDayIThe Park'' (1969)[[/note]] are fairly conventional with few of his signature touches. ''Film/{{MASH}}'' was his first attempt at comedy and introduced his familiar style. And of course he didn't have much freedom to experiment in his industrial films or TV work.
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* OutlawCouple: ''Thieves Like Us''.
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: What his movies are famous for. While there are out and out villains in some of his movies, in most cases, Altman shows that nearly all his characters have shades of good and bad within them, and even characters who come off as coarse prove to be unexpectedly brave in other respects. Good people can behave in selfish, unthinking ways, while the JerkassHasAPoint.
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* RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Very much on the Enlightenment side, critical and satirical of a lot of American mores, genres and myths. His movies spend a great deal of time showing how politics work, what drives group and society behaviour, the tensions behind marriages, businesses and friendships. A good example is to compare ''Gosford Park'' with ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' (created by the former film's screenwriter Julian Fellowes). Altman's film is far more critical and subversive of the upper classes than the TV Show.
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* MeaningfulName: ''Altman'' means "old man" in German. He was 80 when ''A Prairie Home Companion'' was shot, making him one of the oldest people to ever direct a major studio film.
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* SacrificialLamb: Characters played by Bert Remsen get brutally killed in three different Altman films (''[[Film/BrewsterMcCloud Brewster [=McCloud=]]]'', ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'', ''Thieves Like Us'').
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Robert Bernard Altman (19252006) was an American film director and screenwriter, who came to prominence in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era. He was the most prolific of that generation, the most political and critical director of his time, and the one who retained his independent spirit even when that era ended, and retained it until his final film. He developed a reputation as the industry maverick whose films were admired but little loved, but eventually he came to be seen as one of America's greatest and most original film-makers.

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Robert Bernard Altman (19252006) was an American film director director, producer, and screenwriter, who came to prominence in the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood era. He was the most prolific of that generation, the most political and critical director of his time, and the one who retained his independent spirit even when that era ended, and retained it until his final film. He developed a reputation as the industry maverick whose films were admired but little loved, but eventually he came to be seen as one of America's greatest and most original film-makers.
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