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Actors as Conventions in the Films of Robert Altman
Vol. 20, No. 1, Special Issue on Film Acting (Autumn, 1980), pp. 14-28
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Altman's use of an actor may be prompted by the director's personal response to the performer's image or nature or by his awareness of the performer's associations from other films or from real life. His purpose is continually to upset or to challenge his viewer's habitual responses.
Cinema Journal © 1980 University of Texas Press