Robert Altman


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  • Birth Name: Robert Bernard Altman
  • Birth Place: Kansas City, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/20/1925, Pisces
  • Date of Death: 11/20/2006
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; producer
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Emmy Watch: Streaming for a Win

Orange Is the New Black could lead to Emmy gold. The Netflix series is poised to become the first Outstanding Comedy nominee from a streaming service, just as House of Cards broke the drama barrier in 2013. (The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has allowed programs from digital services to compete against broadcast and cable series since 2008.)

Chances of earning some nods — nominations will be announced on July 10 — might increase, thanks to the buzz and marketing surrounding the launch of Orange's second season, which was released in its entirety on June 6. Netflix has focused much of its "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign on the prison comedy, which didn't receive a series Golden Globe nomination for its first season but was nominated for Program of the Year and Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association as well as Best Comedy Series by the Critics' Choice Television Awards. House of Cards is expected to secure its second nod for Outstanding Drama Series.

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VIDEO: Charlie Rose (May 29, 2006)

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Length: 54:00
Aired: 5/29/2006

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VIDEO: The Young One

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Aired: 12/1/1957

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Lily Tomlin On Lindsay Lohan & Robert Altman
The Company Scene: Night Dance
3 Women
Lily Tomlin On Her Nashville Movie Role

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A Prairie Home Companion
Prairie Home Companion
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Year Title Description
2011 Jimmy Tingle's American Dream TV Show Series, Remarks by
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Movie, Director
2006 A Prairie Home Companion Movie, Producer
2004 Tanner on Tanner TV Show Series, Director
2004 Tanner '88 TV Show Series, Director

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Actress Marta Heflin Dies at 68

Marta Heflin, the Broadway star and film actress who was the niece of actor Van Heflin andAll My Children star Frances Heflin, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, The New York Times reports. She was 68.

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Mad Men Rocks; Nashville Doesn't

Favorite line on any show I've seen all week: "Peggy, this isn't China. There's no money in virginity." That's Joan talking, the sexiest secretary in all of '60s New York advertising, once again stealing a scene in AMC's dazzling Mad Men with aplomb. Christina Hendricks, I salute you.It was another intensely enjoyable episode this week, which also grew my estimation for the performance of January Jones (what a name) as Don Draper’s quietly simmering, drop-dead-gorgeous Grace Kelly look-alike wife, Betty. How happy was she when, at intermission at Broadway’s Fiorello!, the ad guy wooing Don to jump agencies to the big time offered her a chance to get back into modeling (with the pause that refreshes). How fooled were we that this was just another ploy to lure Don away from “the tiny store” of Sterling Cooper? Not very. And neither was Don fooled. Betty, however? Very fooled. And very crushed when the opportunity vanishes once Don turns them down.Who can blame her ... read more

Film vs. Movie, the Song That Makes the Picture and More

Ask FlickChick The difference between movies and films songs in movies and moreSend your movie questions to FlickChickSee Maitland McDonagh and Ken Fox review this weeks new flicks on the Movie Talk vodcastHear Maitland on the weekly podcast TV Guide TalkQuestion I was wondering Whats the difference between a movie and a film I know that if anybody can tell me it will be you Thank you for your response JayFlickChick Strictly speaking theres no difference Movie and film are literally synonymous But nuance and implication are everything and the word movie the shortened form of moving picture usually implies an entertainment Pirates of the Caribbean 2003 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Charade 1963 Film which curiously is the more literal word coming as it does from the physical material of the medium has come to suggest art The Seventh Seal 1957 LAvventura 1960 The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928 Picture has alw read more

Eastwood, Al Gore and YouTube Deemed Significant

The American Film Institute on Wednesday detailed what it is calling the year's Moments of Significance, eight developments that impacted the worlds of TV and film. And they are:— Clint Eastwood's double whammy of Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima— The passing of filmmaker Robert Altman— The influence of documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth and Iraq in Fragments— The rise of YouTube— The migration of TV news to this "Internet" thing— The death of VHS— The reaffirmation of a moral standard for television, as evidenced by Fox's decision to snuff the O.J. Simpson special— The Big Four networks fighting the FCC's indecency crackdownNo mention of Gwen Stefani's "Wind It Up" video. read more

Legendary Director Robert Altman Dead at 81

Born on Feb. 20, 1925, Kansas City, Missouri, native Robert Altman died on Nov. 20 — less than a year after accepting an Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement, and a few months after the release of his last film, an affectionate adaptation of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Altman had a heart transplant in 1995, keeping the surgery quiet while continuing to undertake demanding projects such as Dr T and the Women, Gosford Park and The Company. Altman began his long career directing industrial films on the order of "How to Run a Filling Station," graduated to episodic television (where his credits included Peter Gunn, The Millionaire and Alfred Hitchcock Presents), and then forged a feature directing career that produced some of the finest films of the 1970s, notably MASH, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Nashville. Altman was famous for his deft use of large ensemble casts, overlapping dialogue and an intricate network of overlapping story lines that come togeth... read more


Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller: Reframing the American West
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Charlie Rose with Richard Gere & Robert Altman; Spike Lee (October 19, 2000)
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