Genre Play in THE PLAYER

Genre Play in THE PLAYER

2 Episodes

Observations on Film Art No. 15

Jeff Smith walks us through Robert Altman’s most intricately allusive film, a satire that enlists genre tropes in order to send up the Hollywood assembly line that spits them out.

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Genre Play in THE PLAYER
  • Genre Play in THE PLAYER

    Episode 1

    Jeff Smith walks us through Robert Altman’s most intricately allusive film, a satire that enlists genre tropes in order to send up the Hollywood assembly line that spits them out.

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    Episode 2

    Directed by Robert Altman • 1992 • United States

    A Hollywood studio executive with a shaky moral compass (Tim Robbins) finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of...