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Films with: Altman, Robert

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In a dusty, under-populated California resort town, Pinky Rose, a naive and impressionable Southern waif begins her life as a nursing home attendent. There, Pinky finds her role model in fellow nurse Millie, a misguided would-be sophisticate and hopeless devotee of sophisticated ladies magazines. But Pinky's hero-worship evolves into something far stranger and more sinister than could be imagined.
DVD 3051
Aria
Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision.
DVD 1536
Beyond therapy
A satire as modern psychotherapy about a confused, crazily neurotic couple and their not ant saner analysis. Prudence is a conservative and slightly mixed-up young woman who thinks Bruce is crazy. Bruce is a bi-sexual who lives with his male lover and is crazy about Prudence.
DVD 3466
Brewster McCloud
Brewster McCloud is a strange young man who lives under the roof of the Houston Astrodome and is secretly building a pair of giant wings. A ruthless killer is on the loose in Houston, and some of the city's richest and most illustrious citizens are among the victims. Is it the killer's bizarre trademark or merely a coincidence that each corpse is marked with bird droppings?
DVD 10884
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or, Sitting Bull's history lesson /
"Although Buffalo Bill has fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing can prepare him for his newest challenge: show business! His 'Wild West Show' is hugely popular, but when he signs a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role, a hysterical clash of cultures reverberates far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. And the complications only multiply when the troupe discovers it must put on a special command performance-- for none other than the President of the United States!"--Container.
DVD 1521
Caine mutiny court-martial
Young Lt. Merrick is charged with seizing control of the U.S.S. Caine. Fearful for the fate of the ship during a raging typhoon, with the support of his crew, the bold officer openly defied his superior, Lt. Commander Queeg and took command.
DVD 5652
California split
Keeping one step ahead of their bookie, two L.A. gamblers embark on a winning streak that takes them to Reno, Nevada, where they enter a high-stakes poker game against the legendary Amarillo Slim.
DVD 3467
Combat!
"One of television's most popular series, the groundbreaking Combat! offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage"--Container.
DVD 6000
Combat!
Follows an American infantry squad as they fight in World War II Europe.
DVD 6033
Come back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
A group of James Dean devotees reconvene at their teenage hangout, a rural Texas drugstore, twenty years after the death of their beloved idol. But much has changed in the intervening years, and the reunion provides them one final opportunity to expose the secrets and heal the emotional wounds that have lingered among them for two decades.
DVD 10738
Company
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success.
DVD 3469
Decade under the influence
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues.
DVD 2881
Dr. T & the women
While a middle-aged Dallas gynecologist whose wife has become mentally ill falls for his sexy new golf pro, chaos surrounds the wedding of his daughter, and his alcoholic sister-in-law arrives with three nieces in tow.
DVD 1537
Films of Robert Altman
"After six decades in the motion picture industry, Robert Altman remains one of Hollywood's most prolific directors. Famous for using large ensemble casts, Altman practices an improvisational style of filmmaking that give his actors the rare luxury to freely interpret their roles."--Container.
DVD 1643
Fool for love
May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation is soon complicated when it turns out that they are half brother and sister involved in an incestuous relationship.
DVD 3470
Frank Capra's American dream
Ron Howard narrates a look at Frank Capra's family and professional life. Focus is on Capra's films and their reflection of American life.
DVD 8055
Gingerbread man
Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger.
DVD 1895
Gosford Park
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
DVD 1547
Gun
This anthology series follows the path of a handgun and the impact it has on the lives of those who encounter it.
DVD 4589
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto investigation of a citizen above suspicion /
"The Kafkaesque tale of a Roman police inspector ... investigating a heinous crime-which he himself committed"--Container.
DVD 10140
James Dean story
The first part provides a overview of one of the most powerful screen presences ever. Made only two years after Dean's death, the reaction of Dean's family, friends and fans is captured. The second part is a look at Dean's life as remembered by his confidant, William Bast. It gives an eye-witness account of Dean's growth as an actor and as a person.
DVD 1546
Kansas City
Set in 1934 Kansas City. A telegraph operator named Blondie kidnaps Carolyn Stilton, wife of a powerful businessman who commutes to Washington to advise President Roosevelt. Blondie figures she can use Carolyn to gain safe passage for her husband Johnny, who is in the grip of the city's top gangster, a club owner named Seldom Seen. The movie unfolds in the dark streets of the downtown kansas City night.
DVD 6021
Late show
Aging private eye Ira Wells has agreed to help a Hollywood kook named Margo locate her missing cat.
DVD 5647
Long goodbye
Irreverent characterization of detective Philip Marlowe in a sophisticated murder mystery.
DVD 3471
M*A*S*H
Three Korean War Army surgeons adopt a hilarious, lunatic lifestyle as an antidote to the tragedies of their Mobile Army Surgical Hospsital.
DVD 1238
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.
DVD 1509
Nashville
Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters over 5 days during a political rally in the capital of country music.
DVD 1142
Nashville /
"[The feature film] weaves the stories of 24 characters--from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress--into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the ... cast wrote their own songs and performed them live on location"--Container.
DVD 10142
O.C. and Stiggs
Based on characters from National Lampoon Magazine, O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest. In a film armed with vicious satire and hilarious surprises, surburbia will never be the same.
DVD 6062
Perfect couple
The perfect couple meets through a video dating service. Their romance is hampered by the overprotective family of the man and the close-knit rock group to which the girl belongs, but persistence wins.
DVD 4364
Player
A celebrity-studded thriller of murderous obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite.
DVD 525
Popeye
Olive Oyl, Wimpy, Bluto and others join Popeye in his adventures in the harbor town of Sweethaven.
DVD 3474
Prairie home companion
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
DVD 4610
Prêt-à-porter Ready to wear /
At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a murder. Now, everybody's a suspect ... They're all caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event-- where steamy scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show of high fashion.
DVD 1510
Quintet
Survivors struggling to stay alive during the final ice age spend their last hours playing Quintet, a macabre kind of backgammon, as packs of wild dogs roam around looking for corpses to feed upon.
DVD 4365
Robert Altman's Images
DVD 2668
Secret honor a political myth /
Portrays a disgraced President Richard Nixon recording memoirs in an attempt to defend himself and his political legacy.
DVD 3418
Short cuts
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
DVD 3431
Streamers
On the eve of them being shipped off to war in Vietnam, four young army recruits are forced to confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it is learned that one of them is homosexual.
DVD 12314
Tanner '88
During the 1988 presidential campaign, Democratic hopefuls spiritedly canvass the country, jostle for their party's nomination and the honor of opposing Republican Vice President George Bush. Then Senator Jack Tanner suddenly emerges from the shadows of a lengthy political hiatus to challenge candidates such as Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, and Michael Dukakis. Tanner is a fictitious presidential candidate who goes out on the campaign trail to shed light on America's political process and landscape.
DVD 3416
Tanner on Tanner
Features 1988 Democratic candidate Jack Tanner's daughter, Alex, in her quest to make a documentary about her father's failed '88 nomination bid. Includes appearances by modern day politicians, pundits and celebrities, and shot in part during the 2004 Democratic National Convention, this piece offers a sharp and funny spin on "politics as usual."
DVD 1042
Thieves like us
Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing. The youngest of the gang falls in love with a girl he has met at their hideout. Their last robbery in Yazoo City goes bad and all three become notorious men, who are wanted by the law.
DVD 6712
Vincent & Theo
This is a passionate story of an obsessive artist driven by inexorable demons and his alternately devoted and despairing younger brother, who seems unable to live with him or without him.
DVD 4350
Wedding
A satire on the great American institution of marriage as two families overflowing with lunatics and lechers try to get along for the wedding day but succeed only in exposing each other's secrets and sins.
DVD 4347