Robert Altman jumping off the cliff : a biography of the great American director by Patrick McGilligan

Cover of: Robert Altman | Patrick McGilligan

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Altman, Robert, 1925-,
  • Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.

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StatementPatrick McGilligan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1998.3.A48 M44 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 652 p. :
Number of Pages652
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2052039M
ISBN 100312026366
LC Control Number88029807

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