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Robert Altman

Robert Altman


Birthdate: February 20, 1925

Deathdate: November 20, 2006

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Bernard Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director and screenwriter known for making films that are highly naturalistic, but with a stylized perspective. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. His films MASH, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller have been se... ...detailed bio

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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A long-running live radio show is in danger of being canceled by new owners of the company that holds both radio station "WLT" and the theater where the show is broadcast. The film takes place on the night of the show's last performance. The show has two visitors: an angel calling herself Asphode...
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Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004)

Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) is a documentary about Los Angeles pay cable channel Z Channel which was directed by Xan Cassavetes, daughter of the late Hollywood director and actor John Cassavetes. It was screened out of competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The documentary is...
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The Company (2003)

The Company is composed of stories gathered from the dancers, choreographers, and staff of the Joffrey Ballet. Most of the roles are played by company members. While a small subplot relates a love story between Campbell's character and a character played by James Franco, most of the movie focuses...
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Gosford Park (2001)

Constance, Countess of Trentham (Maggie Smith), and her lady's maid, Mary Maceachran (Kelly Macdonald) travel to Gosford Park for the weekend. On the way, they encounter actor Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), American film producer Morris Weissman (Bob Balaban) and Weissman's valet, Henry Denton (R...
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Dr. T & the Women (2000)

Dr. Sullivan Travis (aka "Dr. T.") (Richard Gere) is a wealthy Dallas gynecologist for some of the wealthiest women in Texas who finds his life beginning to fall apart starting when his wife, Kate (Farrah Fawcett), suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to the state mental hospital. Dr. T's...
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Trixie (2000)

Trixie Zurbo is an eccentric woman who longs to quit her job as a security guard in a department store and become a private detective. She finally gets her wish when she takes a job in security at a casino. She accidentally becomes involved in a murderous plot and Trixie takes her first case; how...
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Cookie's Fortune (1999)

When a small Mississippi town's wealthy dowager Jewel-Mae "Cookie" Orcutt (Neal) tires of her widowed life, she decides to take one of her late-husband Buck's pistols from the gun cabinet and kill herself. She is discovered by her pretentious playwright niece, Camille (Close), and Camille's ecce...
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The Gingerbread Man (1998)

Divorced lawyer Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh) stumbles drunk out of a party hosted by his firm and has a chance meeting with a woman named Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz), a waitress at the party who seems to have lost her car. Rick drives the woman to her home, where her car has been already par...
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Afterglow (1997)

The film is about two families who are unhappy with their respective relationships: the first couple includes young, ambitious businessman Jeffrey Byron and his sexually frustrated wife Marianne, and the second couple include older repair contractor "Lucky" Mann and his former B-movie actress wif...
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Kansas City (1996)

A kidnapping goes down in 1934 Kansas City. Blondie O'Hara's petty thief husband Johnny is taken by gangster "Seldom Seen" and held prisoner at the Hey Hey Club, one of the hot spots of the Kansas City jazz scene. Blondie herself kidnaps Mrs. Stilton, the wife of a local politician, played by Mic...
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Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is a 1994 American film scripted by writer/director Alan Rudolph and former Washington Star reporter Randy Sue Coburn. Directed by Rudolph, it starred Jennifer Jason Leigh as the writer Dorothy Parker and depicted the members of the Algonquin Round Table, a grou...
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Prêt-à-Porter (1994)

Prêt-à-Porter (English: Ready to Wear) is a 1994 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman and shot during the Paris, France, Fashion Week with a host of international stars, models and designers. The film may be best known for its many cameo appearances a...
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Short Cuts (1993)

The film opens as a fleet of helicopters sprays for medflies, revealing all the characters along the path of their flight. Dr. Ralph Wyman and his wife, Marian, meet another couple, Stuart and Claire Kane, at Zoe Trainer's cello concert and make a spontaneous Sunday dinner date. Marian's sister S...
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The Player (1992)

Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a studio executive dating story editor Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson). He hears story pitches from screenwriters and decides which have the potential to be made into films, green-lighting only 12 out of 50,000 submissions every year. His job is endangered when up-...
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Vincent & Theo (1990)

Vincent & Theo is a 1990 biographical drama directed by Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth and Paul Rhys. The movie is an exploration of the relationship between Vincent van Gogh and his art dealer brother, Theo. Originally a four-hour mini-series for the BBC, Robert Altman and writer Julian Mitch...
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Beyond Therapy (1987)

Based on the play Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang, it focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their respective psychiatrists, lecherous Stuart and scatterbrained Charlotte, each of whom suggests the patient place a perso...
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Aria (1987)

Aria is a 1987 British film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Each segment features its director's visual accompaniment to arias and scenes from operas. Each film has ...
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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)

O.C. and Stiggs is a 1987 film directed by Robert Altman, based on two characters that were originally featured in a series of stories published in National Lampoon magazine. The film stars Daniel H. Jenkins and Neill Barry as the title characters. Other members of the cast include Paul Dooley, J...
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Fool for Love (1985)

May (Kim Basinger) is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. An old flame and childhood friend, Eddie (Sam Shepard) shows up. He threatens to metaphorically and at times, literally, drag her back into the life she had fled from. The film focuses on the couple's fluctuating past and present ...
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Secret Honor (1984)

A disgraced Richard Nixon is restlessly pacing in the study at his New Jersey home, in the late 1970s. Armed with a loaded revolver, a bottle of Scotch whisky and a running tape recorder, while surrounded by closed circuit television cameras, he spends the next 90 minutes recalling, with rage, su...