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Mitchell Zuckoff  5 review

M dog tattoo entrepreneur to television director Robert Altman burst onto the scene in with MASH He reinvented American filmmaking and went on to produce such masterpieces as McCabe Mrs Miller Nashville The Player Short Cuts and Gosford Park In Robert Alt I have a fondness for episodic backstories when it comes to film biographies I count among my favorites King Cohn by Bob Thomas and The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood by Max Wilk This work has the same feel using interviews from family friends actors actresses and Altman himself to give us a glimpse of his journey

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Robert Altman

Man Mitchell Zuckoff has woven together Altman's final interviews an incredible cast of voices including Meryl Streep Warren Beatty Paul Newman among scores of others and contemporary reviews and news accounts into a riveting tale of an extraordinary life This is good I only read most of it but I really really liked it

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Robert Altman visionary director hard partying hedonist eccentric family man Hollywood legend comes roaring to life in this rollicking oral biography After an all American boyhood in Kansas City a stint flying bombers in World War II and jobs ranging fro A very good book in terms of getting even insight into Altman the man Incidentally or not he was a serious weed smoker but now I know he toked into his old age Pot brownies at the Oscars


10 thoughts on “Robert Altman

  1. says:

    Writing this oral biography of Robert Altman was an amazing achievement for my favorite nonfiction author Mitchell Zuckoff I

  2. says:

    A very good book in terms of getting even insight into Altman the man Incidentally or not he was a serious weed smoker but now I know he toked into his old age Pot brownies at the Oscars

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    Bob The minute I say what a movie I've made is about I've narrowed everyone else's view of it If I say what it means to me its range to some event is limited to the viewer from that point onPaul Newman He was an original Being an original means that you're standing out there on thin ice sometimes But at least he was out there skati

  4. says:

    Superb oral biography of a true American original I'll be honest before picking up this book I'd only seen a ha

  5. says:

    I have a fondness for episodic backstories when it comes to film biographies I count among my favorites King Cohn by Bob Thomas and The Wit and Wisdom of Hollywood by Max Wilk This work has the same feel using interviews from family friends actors actresses and Altman himself to give us a glimpse of his journey

  6. says:

    A fascinating biography told appropriately in a chorus of voices eminently readable It's a fitting tribute to a brilliant director maybe the best America has produced

  7. says:

    This is good I only read most of it but I really really liked it

  8. says:

    A very good book written through the many voices of people who lived and worked with Altman The chronological approach works well the portrait that emerges is that of a conflicted man with the temperament of a rascal and the ability to direct actors in a new and generous way The choice of creating a complex multifaceted portrait through many sometimes contradictory points of view is great and does Altman justiceThe many details about Alt

  9. says:

    Good series of recollections from friends and family of Robert Altman with commentary on the filmmaker's life and artistry This isn't the defini

  10. says:

    Very interesting book very interesting life Well written well done

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