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1 hr 36 min
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Reviewed by imseeg7 / 10

"The only thing I miss about drinking is alcohol"

Robert Altman is admired amongst directors and actors, but despised amongst the producers of Hollywood. Isnt it ironic that some of his best work (The Player) is a terrific parody of all the pittfalls Hollywood digs for those trying to make a movie.

I have always wondered why there is such an admiration for him as a director, but the admiration grew out of his love for movie making and his love for the actors. And that love is being returned now. He treated his actors and his movie crew in a way few other Hollywood directors did. Robert Altman's movies seemed to be sort of a family/friends gathering of like minded spritits who supported each other.

The guy made some terrific movies and he also made quite a few stinkers, movies that really were below par. But Robert Altman's talents never faded, his passion never faded, it was the Hollywood industry that did or did not gave him the chance to film the way he wanted to, resulting in periods of eccletant succes and periods of drought and failures.

I'll remember Altman for his classic movies. And after seeing this movie I'll also remember him as a sort of a father of the actor's community. Too bad he got an early stroke, after which he finally had to give up drinking. But up untill then he lived his live to the fullest, giving us audiences worldwide several beautiful movie classics!

Reviewed by moonspinner554 / 10

Flashes of an erratic filmmaking talent...

Ron Mann's rather soft documentary on movie director Robert Altman, who amusingly was fired by Jack Warner from his first theatrical film (1968's "Countdown") because of Altman's desire to have the actors overlap their dialogue. Altman, who began as a TV writer, slowly worked his way into the director's chair for a variety of television programs such as "Hawaiian Eye," "Bonanza" and "Combat!" It was on the series "Whirlybirds" that he met his wife, actress Kathryn Reed, who would remain by Altman's side for the remainder of his life. Home movies and behind-the-scenes footage highlights this otherwise unenlightening piece, with a narrative that reads something like this: "Once he finished that film, Altman began his next picture. After it was completed, he began a new project." There are a few nice touches (such as critic Gene Shalit's colorful TV review of Altman's "Popeye"),but otherwise extremely little about how each of Altman's eclectic projects were perceived by the public. Apparently an absentee-father, Altman, who passed away November 20, 2006, is nevertheless praised by the family members who took part in "Altman"; still, it's a documentary with only a passing resemblance to documentaries. ** from ****

Reviewed by henry8-36 / 10


This documentary about the career of Robert Altman follows pretty much every film, sometimes at a greater pace than brings clarity. It does however try to focus on the nan, his family and what drives his type of films. Tends to avoid the fact that he has in his illustrious career made a lot of twaddle, but otherwise a light and enjoyable enough insight.

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