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The Resource The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick, Robert Niemi

The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick, Robert Niemi

Label
The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick
Title
The cinema of Robert Altman
Title remainder
Hollywood maverick
Statement of responsibility
Robert Niemi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a controversial and tumultuous filmmaking career that spanned nearly fifty years, Robert Altman mocked, subverted, or otherwise refashioned Hollywood narrative and genre conventions. Altman's idiosyncratic vision and propensity for formal experimentation resulted in an uneven body of work: some rank failures and intriguing near-misses, as well as a number of great films that are among the most influential works of New American Cinema. While Altman always professed to have nothing authoritative to say about the state of contemporary society, this volume surveys all of his major films in their sociohistorical context to reposition the director as a trenchant satirist and social critic of postmodern America, depicted as a lonely wasteland of fraudulent spectacle, exploitative social relations, and unfulfilled solitaries in search of elusive community
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Niemi, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Directors' cuts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Altman, Robert
  • Altman, Robert
  • Altman, Robert
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Reference
Label
The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick, Robert Niemi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Wallflower Press book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 202-212), bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Three Dream Films: Explorations of Female Identity -- 2. Experiments in Genre Revision -- 3. Large Canvases -- 4. Falling from Grace -- 5. In the Wilderness -- 6. Return to Form -- 7. Final Phase: More Large Canvases and Minor Works
Control code
ocn962752036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/niem17626
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962752036
Label
The cinema of Robert Altman : Hollywood maverick, Robert Niemi
Publication
Note
"A Wallflower Press book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes filmography (pages 202-212), bibliographical references (pages 213-222) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Three Dream Films: Explorations of Female Identity -- 2. Experiments in Genre Revision -- 3. Large Canvases -- 4. Falling from Grace -- 5. In the Wilderness -- 6. Return to Form -- 7. Final Phase: More Large Canvases and Minor Works
Control code
ocn962752036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231850865
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/niem17626
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962752036

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