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The STACKS: Office Hours 3 - Robert Altman, Summer Mind Melter, Ms. Marvel & more!


Our semi regular update on everything we've been watching, reading, listening to, and playing! 02:16 - Movies!06:35 - Robert Altman12:55 - Summer Mind Melter29:55 - Kenobi & Ms Marvel40:58 - TMNT - Shredder's Revenge!48:30 - Stephen's Diablo Immortal take57:55 - Music! Angel Olsen & Wrest1:07:25 - Books! Companion Piece by Ali Smith1:11:20 - New recommendations and emailsWe want to hear what you've been reading, watching, and listening to, too, so why not email your updates, comments, queries, questions, talking points, compliments, to thestacksonfilm@gmail.comStephen - Letterboxd - TwitterJack - Letterboxd - Twitter

1hr 17mins

5 Jul 2022

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Ep. 159: Robert Altman - Short Cuts & Long Goodbyes, Part 1

The Twin Geeks

Often recognized as a maverick within the Hollywood system, during a time when everyone was a maverick trying to reinvent the American industry just as it had creatively bottomed out, Robert Altman was truly a filmmaker of his own making. Preceding his New Hollywood contemporaries by about a generation, Altman fought in World War II and made his directorial debut in the '50s, before moving on to hone his craft in television. Over time, Altman would become known for his naturalism as a filmmaker, utilizing a detached camera and improvisational, overlapping dialogue to give his films a sense of realism relatively unknown to the American scene. He had an innate sense for social critique, beginning with his breakout success M*A*S*H in 1970. But you can see this style reveal itself even before this career-defining work, as Altman the director was seemingly born just the year before with That Cold Day in the Park (1969). From the beginning to the end Altman remained an individual talent. Even in his earliest efforts a uniqueness remains potent, despite any efforts to eradicate his voice from the picture. So much so, that by the time of Brewster McCloud (1970), you could confidently say nobody else had neither the skill, nor the gall, to make such a film.

1hr 30mins

1 Jul 2022

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Nashville by Robert Altman


The “Cinephile Cuties” are ready to amble around Nashville. That’s because they’re chatting about Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville.’If you like this show, join our Patreon!Follow Farthouse on Twitter and InstagramFollow Patrick and Casey on TwitterAnd follow Patrick and Casey on Letterboxd

1hr 2mins

7 Jun 2022

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A Deep Dive Into Robert Altman's Nashville

Jason and the Movienauts

This past weekend I had the wonderful experience of facilitating a discussion of Robert Altman's classic Nashville with a group of my friends. 7 or 8 of us dug deep into the film, finding fascinating connections and an intriguing world in this most complex and brilliant movie. It was a treat to host the group and it's a treat to get to share this recording with you. Hope you enjoy. If you did enjoy, please leave feedback on iTunes or your platform of choice.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason-sacks/message

1hr 56mins

31 Jan 2022

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Criterion Reflections – Episode 110 – Robert Altman’s Images

Criterion Reflections

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in The Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. This fourth season of the podcast features conversations about movies that originally premiered in 1972 and were destined to eventually receive the Criterion imprimatur. In this episode, David is joined by Brad McDermott to discuss Images, directed by Robert Altman. Images has been featured on The Criterion Channel streaming service in the past, but was not available on that platform at the time this episode was recorded and published. Robert Altman The Criterion Collection The Criterion Channel Wikipedia Letterboxd BFI – Where to Begin with Robert Altman Cinema Dailies Consequence Film Comment (1974) IndieWire Senses of Cinema TSPDT Vanity Fair (2006) New York Times (obituary) Images Arrow Video Letterboxd Wikipedia Festival de Cannes The New York Times (1972) The Village Voice (1972) The Village Voice (1973) Roger Ebert (1974) 366 Weird Movies Cineccentric Flickering Myth Johnny Compton Little White Lies Moria Nerdly PopMatters Rock! Shock! Pop! Slant PREVIOUSLY: LONE WOLF AND CUB [PART 2 ] UP NEXT: WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER MORE! Criterion Reflections blog (1922 – 1967) Criterion Reflections columns on CriterionCast (1968) The Eclipse Viewer A Journey Through the Eclipse Series CONTACT US: David Blakeslee [ Website / TikTok / Facebook / Letterboxd / Instagram/ Twitter ] Brad McDermott [ Letterboxd / Instagram / YouTube ]

4 Jan 2022

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TIR PRESENTS: Movie Night Extravaganza Talks Robert Altman‘s The Player


The Player is a 1992 genre-bending heavily improvised thriller/comedy/romance directed by Robert Altman and starring Tim Robbins as a studio executive who murders a screenwriter and starts romancing his girlfriend. Movie Night Extravaganza is a leftist film podcast that livestreams every Tuesday at 8 PM EST. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/movienightextravaganza Patreon: Patreon.com/MovieNightExtra Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH! Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents? Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/ Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/i-was-a-teenage-anarchist... Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/.../coronavirus...

1hr 1min

10 Oct 2021

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Robert Altman: McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

Talking Movies With Ty and Theresa

Hello, listeners! Today, we're wrapping up our series on the Western genre with Robert Altman's elegiac classic, McCabe & Mrs. Miller. In the late 1960s, what's now known as the Revisionist Western become the dominant trend within the genre, with films self-consciously offering correctives to the myths propagated by the Classical Western. Altman's film nominally falls within that sub-genre/movement, but also stands somewhat apart from it. It isn't especially interested in subversively upending the conventions of the genre, or gleefully wallowing in gratuitous violence and unpleasantness like so many other Westerns from this era. Instead, it largely ignores the conventions in favor of a low key and realistic portrait of frontier life. It rejects the romanticized vision of the West seen in movies throughout the preceding decades, showing instead a world of harsh living, filled with mud and grime, with people eking out lives anyway they can. But it's also filled with understated poetry, finding a spare, austere beauty in the natural world, and of the people who are able to carve out a civilization within it.


4 Sep 2021

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CRISPY COATED ROBOTS #73 - Best Robert Altman Films & Top 5 Songs About Rain

Crispy Coated Robots

Episode 73: ‘When was the last time that you yelled at a girl to put her pants on?’Jim and George pay tribute to acclaimed director Robert Altman by offering their Top 5 selections of his films. And during the ‘Best Rain Songs’ topic it’s finally learned if George is/is not a fan of Prince’s mega-hit Purple Rain.Also, which one of George’s selections of an Altman film does Jim despise so much that he would rather bathe shelter dogs for four hours? George tries his hand at various impersonations, but everyone sounds like a shy Marc Bolan who’s just awoken from a mid-day nap. To show him how it’s done,  Jim channels the spirit of Randy Newman for one of his ‘Rain songs.’“What a career that cat (Morris) had!” And learn what to avoid to keep sweet Emily from dying.ENHANCEMENTS: Rain Songshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Y1gohk5-Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDRbF80NKDUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sySlY1XKlhMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G2-FPlvY58https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t08RN2yPJikhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGs2iLoDUYEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiL_MGpZkvkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83o1eAS7eiYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbAtWpoA6kPicture of the mobile recording unit:http://www.crispycoatedrobots.com/contactJulianne Moore & Matthew Modine in SHORT CUTS (Parental Warning) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZIkYEclrLM

1hr 6mins

20 Jul 2021

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Robert Altman


In this episode we take a look at the film career of director Robert Altman. In a film career starting in 1967 (after 16 years in TV), Altman's breakout film was M*A*S*H (1970) which was followed by a string of stellar films throughout his life (with 15 films between 1970 -1980 alone). It is a career rich in common themes and traits in movies like the stellar Nashville (1975), 3 Women (1977), The Long Goodbye (1973) and many more.-Become a Cine-Lit Subscriber - https://www.patreon.com/cinelitPatreon Subscriber Link - https://open.acast.com/public/patreon/fanSubscribe/6485274-Check out the Cine-Lit website for additional content and further reading: https://cinelitpodcast.wordpress.comEdited by Steve Woodward at https://podcastingeditor.com/ Get bonus content on Patreon Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 14mins

13 Jul 2021

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97. Robert Altman's 'California Split' (1974)

Full Cast And Crew

The recent death of actor George Segal sent me to finally watch Altman's 1974 gambling opus, 'California Split', starring Segal and Elliot Gould.  It's a fantastic film and a great representation of the prime Altman ouvre. But behind the scenes and extending into the present day...there are cast-member murders, deaths, prison stints, and tragedies that offer a hypothetical parallell to the varied paths taken or not taken by many American children of the 60's navigating the decades beyond.  In this episode, I talk about Altman's history in Hollywood, his three main periods of filmmaking, including his late-career renaissance in the 90's, and explore the tragic  deaths of 4 female cast members as well as the bizarre cult that provided all the extras used in the film.  A masterwork of American ennui and a timeless time capsule of 1970's American neuroses, 'California Split' is a lot of fun with some surprisingly moving conclusions when all is said and done.

1hr 16mins

9 Jun 2021