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.  

Letter from Robert Altman to Martin Scorsese, 1998.

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.

Letter from Steven Spielberg to Terry Semel (Warner Brothers), 1998.

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

Letter from Robert Altman to Steven Spielberg, 1998.

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

Altman at the University of Michigan

Altman & Actors