Robert Altman: The Oral Biography
Altman at work.
At the movies
My wife and I pick a lot of the movies we eventually see based on who directed them. The Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick to name a few, and of course Robert Altman.
Altman broke a few rules and set some standards. He had his fair share of detractors but I'm not one of them. My first exposure to Altman's work was in television. One of my favorite programs as a child in the 50's was The Whirlybirds. I liked the helicoptor show so much, I've never forgotten the names of the two main characters, Chuck Martin and P.T. Moore.
Although he directed a number of movies before 1970, M*A*S*H was my first "Altman" movie. My expectations and preferences in movies would never be the same again.
Read my entire review here:
- Book Review: Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff - Blogcritics Books
Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston U. and the author of three other books. While working as a reporter for "The Boston Globe" he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He's done himself proud with this effort.
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An oral biography in the tradition of Studs Terkel.