The Rough Guide to film by Richard Armstrong, Tom Charity

By Richard Armstrong, Tom Charity

"Arranged by way of director it covers the head moguls, mavericks and studio stalwarts of each period, style and sector. experiences of hundreds of thousands of the best video clips ever made, profiles of over 8 hundred administrators and more.

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He never did. M*A*S*H was the start of Altman’s campaign to systematically deconstruct film genres. Whereas Francis Ford Coppola tried to reinvigorate – and Brian De Palma tried to remake – old Hollywood formulae, Altman gleefully set out to demolish them. He successfully set his sights on the Western with McCabe And Mrs Miller (1971), in which frontier pioneers are revealed to be money-grabbing hucksters. Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) was another raid on the genre, with which he undermined the founding myths of the United States by exposing Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) as a fraud.

His films are also casting-, music-, mood- and even production design-driven (he works with more or less the same key production personnel every time), but whatever powers their engines, action and plot are but trace elements in the fuel. “The idea is to make this self-contained world that is the right place for the characters to live in, a place where you can accept their behaviour”, Anderson has said of his approach to scriptwriting, a task he performed in collaboration with college buddy-turned-actor Owen Wilson on his first three pictures, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.

His films are also casting-, music-, mood- and even production design-driven (he works with more or less the same key production personnel every time), but whatever powers their engines, action and plot are but trace elements in the fuel. “The idea is to make this self-contained world that is the right place for the characters to live in, a place where you can accept their behaviour”, Anderson has said of his approach to scriptwriting, a task he performed in collaboration with college buddy-turned-actor Owen Wilson on his first three pictures, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums.

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