History Creator / RobertAltman

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* EruditeStoner: His own persona was the more laid-back variety of this. His fondness for marijuana was well-known but but he was adamant to point out that he [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs never indulged while he was working on set]].
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* TitleByNumber: ''Film/ThreeWomen''. Also his production company Sandcastle 5.
21st Jun '16 9:41:26 PM Ezclee4050
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first few theatrical films [[note]]''The Delinquents'' (1956), ''The Creator/JamesDean Story'' (1957), ''Countdown'' (1968) and ''Film/ThatColdDayInThe 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 ''Film/ThatColdDayInThe Park'' ''Film/ThatColdDayInThePark'' (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.
21st Jun '16 9:40:57 PM Ezclee4050
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first few theatrical films [[note]]''The Delinquents'' (1956), ''The Creator/JamesDean Story'' (1957), ''Countdown'' (1968) and ''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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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His first few theatrical films [[note]]''The Delinquents'' (1956), ''The Creator/JamesDean Story'' (1957), ''Countdown'' (1968) and ''Film/ThatColdDayIThe ''Film/ThatColdDayInThe 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.
21st Jun '16 9:38:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* ChronicallyKilledActor: Characters played by Bert Remsen get brutally killed in three different Altman films (''[[Film/BrewsterMcCloud Brewster [=McCloud=]]]'', ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'', ''Thieves Like Us'').



* SacrificialLamb: Characters played by Bert Remsen get brutally killed in three different Altman films (''[[Film/BrewsterMcCloud Brewster [=McCloud=]]]'', ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'', ''Thieves Like Us'').
14th May '16 4:20:35 AM Ezclee4050
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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.
14th May '16 3:02:04 AM Ezclee4050
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* OutlawCouple: ''Thieves Like Us''.
20th Apr '16 11:34:26 PM JulianLapostat
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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.
20th Apr '16 11:19:26 PM JulianLapostat
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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.
14th Apr '16 12:02:05 AM Ezclee4050
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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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