DGA Visual History Robert Altman
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Visual History with Robert Altman

Interviewed by: Lee Grant

Robert Altman is admired as one of the most adventurous and influential American directors of his time, a filmmaker whose iconoclastic career spanned more than five decades of writing and directing in both film and television.

Altman relates how he came to direct his first television show for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Altman describes what he looks for in a script.

Altman explains why he has never fired an actor and why he likes to work with multiple stories in a film.