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Altman on Altman Paperback – April 4, 2006
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David Thompson, a film scholar, has edited or co-edited several titles in the Directors on Directors series, including Scorsese on Scorsese and Levinson on Levinson.
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This book shows how limited that view of Altman was. It is a wide-ranging interview that covers Altman's career from his stint as an extra in "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (!!!) to directing "The Company." He talks about his involvement with the classic TV series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Combat" as well as directing Broadway plays and a couple operas.
And, of course, he talks about his films, the classics that everyone remembers and those that got buried by the critics. From it all, Altman emerges as a fascinating character who pursued his own vision and took advantage of changes in the media to be relatively successful.
Essential reading for anyone interested in recent American film.