ALTMAN, Robert

(1925–2006)
   After graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in engineering and flying fighter planes in World War II, Robert Altman entered the film industry by making industrial films. During the 1960s he mostly worked in television. After making his first hit film, MASH, in 1970, he began a long career of successful hits, including two significant Westerns: McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971) and Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976). Both films celebrate the end of classic Westerns and work squarely in the antimyth tradition. McCabe and Mrs. Miller, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, is a charming story of entrepreneurship in the old West involving a brothel. Buffalo Bill and the Indians,or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, starring Paul Newman, concerns Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West show. Characters like Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull, and even president Grover Cleveland work their way through the story. Both Westerns exemplify Altman’s style, seen in his non-Westerns as well, of questioning and debunking every possible cliche of American myth. Altman’s is a West demythologized.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • Altman,Robert — Alt·man (ôltʹmən), Robert. Born 1925. American film director and screenwriter whose film credits include M*A*S*H (1970), for which he won an Academy Award, and The Player (1992). * * * …   Universalium

  • Altman, Robert (B.) — born Feb. 20, 1925, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. U.S. film director. He learned filmmaking by directing industrial films, then directed several television series before making his first feature film, Countdown (1967). The successful antiwar comedy… …   Universalium

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  • Altman, Robert — ► (n. 1925) Director de cine estadounidense. Su película M.A.S.H. (1970) fue premiada en el festival de Cannes. Dirigió El volar es para los pájaros (1971), Los vividores (1971), El largo adiós (1973), Prêt à porter (1994). En teatro, Jimmy Dean …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Altman, Robert (B.) — (n. 20 feb. 1925, Kansas, Mo., EE.UU.). Director de cine estadounidense. Aprendió el oficio dirigiendo películas para industrias, luego dirigió diversas series de televisión antes de realizar su primer filme, Cuenta regresiva (1967). La exitosa… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Robert Altmann — Robert Bernard Altman (* 20. Februar 1925 in Kansas City (Missouri); † 20. November 2006 in Los Angeles) war ein US amerikanischer Regisseur, Autorenfilmer und Filmproduzent. Seine Filme sind ab 1970 dem Kino des New Hollywood zuzurechnen.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Robert Bernard Altman — (* 20. Februar 1925 in Kansas City (Missouri); † 20. November 2006 in Los Angeles) war ein US amerikanischer Regisseur, Autorenfilmer und Filmproduzent. Seine Filme sind ab 1970 dem Kino des New Hollywood zuzurechnen. Während seiner 55 jährigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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