The critics were always mixed, his films occasionally made money, and he didn’t really care about plot, but actors absolutely adored working with Robert Altman and the performances he got out of them were career-best. Always an innovator behind the camera and in front of it, Altman directed 37 films and pioneered his use of ensemble casts, improvised and overlapping dialogue and widescreen and “flashing” photography. This loud, gorgeous book is packed with photos, an autobiography by the director’s widow, and numerous essays attesting to Altman’s genius from the likes of Jules Feiffer, Kurt Vonnegut and Michael Murphy to name but a few! A fitting tribute to an American filmic genius.
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