Hamptons International Film Festival > 20 Years of HIFF: Robert Altman discusses M*A*S*H
He gave us a raw account on the making of this groundbreaking film and how he overcame what would be insurmountable odds for even the most seasoned directors – experiencing disdain from the studios and the actors. The story he told us that day has stayed with us always — reminding us of why the creative process is so profound and should be celebrated.
Robert Altman (February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American auteur of the highest order, known for his naturalistic and deeply compelling perspectives. In 2006, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized his body of work with an Academy Honorary Award. In addition to M*A*S*H, Altman directed NASHVILLE, SHORT CUTS, GOSFORD PARK, MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER, THE PLAYER, THE LONG GOODBYE, 3 WOMEN and POPEYE.
His passing in late November 2006 reminds us how deeply honored we were to have had this precious time with him. What a momentous day in the history of the Hamptons International Film Festival. Please enjoy the clip and tell us your favorite Altman film – we’d love to know!