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Robert Altman’s Soundtracks: Film, Music, and Sound from M*A*S*H to A Prairie Home Companion

Gayle Sherwood Magee


American director Robert Altman first came to national attention with the surprise blockbuster M*A*S*H (1970) and directed more than thirty feature films in subsequent decades until his death in 2006. In addition to his feature films, Altman worked in the emerging field of cable television, as well as in theater, including opera.Robert Altman’s Soundtracks considers Altman’s celebrated, often innovative uses of music and sound in several of his most acclaimed and lesser-known works, including McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Nashville (1975), Popeye (1980), Short Cuts (1993), Kansas City (1996), ... More

Keywords: Robert Altman, film, music, sound, media, history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199915965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gayle Sherwood Magee, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign