TIR PRESENTS: Movie Night Extravaganza Talks Robert Altman‘s The Player
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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...
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.
CRISPY COATED ROBOTS #73 - Best Robert Altman Films & Top 5 Songs About Rain
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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
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.
Insider? Outsider? Shakeitallaboutsider? Robert Altman’s career was prolific and paradoxical, but what makes his films so memorable? Perhaps it’s the cat food in The Long Goodbye, or the all-yellow motel in 3 Women, maybe it’s Elliot Gould stuffing his shoes with banknotes at the end of California Split, or the off-kilter interrogation scene in The Player? Joining Owen and Ralph this week is actress Blu Hunt, who shares her own Altman journey and helps us diagnose Hollywood’s Discourse disease.
Considerado um clássico do cinema norte-americano e uma das obras primas de Robert Altman, Nashville recebeu ótimas críticas e influenciou gerações de realizadores desde o seu lançamento, em 1975. A narrativa solta e a direção inventiva de Altman já atraíam a atenção dos cinéfilos há algum tempo, mas este retrato particular da cena da música country em um país traumatizados pelo assassinato de Kennedy e a Guerra do Vietnã parecia ser a obra ideal para que ele recebesse os louros da Academia de Artes Cinematográficas. Infelizmente, nem Nashville nem qualquer outro filme foi suficiente para dar a Altman um Oscar de direção. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/quase-la-pod/message
The Movie Geeks speak with celebrated critic, scholar and author David Sterritt (Robert Altman: Interviews) about the works of director Robert Altman, including MASH, Nashville, McCabe & Mrs. Miller and A Prairie Home Companion.This interview was conducted in 2019 for our series Movie Geek Yearbook. Visit MovieGeekYearbook.com for more details.