Film Preservation

The preservation of films was a cause Altman was happy to support, and he joined with many other prominent Hollywood directors to do so through Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation.  

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Robert Altman, typed letter to Martin Scorsese, August 24, 1998.

After Steven Spielberg viewed a damaged copy of McCabe & Mrs. Miller and asked Warner Brothers to check on the condition of their films in storage, Altman stated his support for preserving any filmmaker’s work.

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Steven Spielberg, typed letter to Terry [Semel], CEO of Warner Brothers, November 16, 1998.

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Robert Altman, typed letter to Steven Spielberg, November 17, 1998.

Altman at the University of Michigan

Altman & Actors