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Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Everything Historical Is Yours Amid the continuous rehearsal, first appearance by Burt Lancaster as Ned Buntline, Joel Grey as producer Salisbury, Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley, John Considine her husband and manager, Harvey Keitel the nephew of the title character, Kevin McCarthy as Major Burke, and Paul Newman heard but not seen, in Robert Altman’s Buffalo Bill And The Indians Or , Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 1976.
Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Open, This Piece Of Our History Identified as a Robert Altman opening, though hardly necessary, with Alan Rudolph's 90% original script (with a nod to a play by Arthur Kopit), shooting at the Stoney Indian Reservation in Alberta, with narration by Humphrey Gratz who plays the "old soldier," from Buffalo Bill And The Indians Or, Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 1976, starring Paul Newman, cinematography by Paul Lohmann.
Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) -- (Movie Clip) The Last Thing A Man Wants To Do Director Robert Altman, after nearly 15 minutes, finally shows his star and title character, Paul Newman, on camera, in rehearsal for his Wild West Show, introduced by producer Joel Grey, with Harvey Keitel as his nephew and secretary, Geraldine Chaplin as Annie Oakley, John Considine her husband, in Buffalo Bill And The Indians, 1976.
Buffalo Bill And The Indians (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Ain't All That Different From Real Life Paul Newman (title character), with his publicist (Kevin McCarthy, as “Arizona John Burke,” also a historical figure) insists on a staged greeting for his newly recruited Wild West Show co-star, at first mistaking interpreter Halsey (Will Sampson) for Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts), in Robert Altman’s Buffalo Bill And The Indians Or, Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, 1976.
California Split (1974) -- (Movie Clip) Captain Midnight Confirming what seemed likely after the opening scene at an LA poker club, director Robert Altman moves to a strip bar and makes clear Charlie (Elliott Gould) and Bill (George Segal), who took the same side in a brawl, had never met before, Alyce Passman and Joanne Strauss the half-naked stripper and mother, early in California Split, 1974.
California Split (1974) -- (Movie Clip) Open, How To Play Poker Opening at an LA poker club, Robert Altman directing, roughly from a screenplay by actor and real-life gambler Joseph Walsh, we meet George Segal as Bill, Elliott Gould as Charlie, and non-actor Edward Walsh, brother of the screenwriter, as player “Lou,” in California Split, 1974, famous as the first feature shot with 8-track stereo sound.
California Split (1974) -- (Movie Clip) They Give You Powdered Eggs The morning after the night they met at an LA poker club then got mugged, Charlie (Elliott Gould) and Bill (George Segal) get bailed out by Barbara (Ann Prentiss, Paula’s younger sister) and meet her roommate (Gwen Welles), ad-libbing, misdirection and some exposition from director Robert Altman, early in California Split, 1974.
California Split (1974) -- (Movie Clip) You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator! The afternoon following their night in jail, writer Bill (George Segal) joins gambler Charlie (Elliott Gould) at LA’s Santa Anita race track, where their horse comes in with a photo finish, then a lady Charlie steered away from the horse (Barbara London) comes after them, Robert Altman directing on location, in California Split, 1974.
High Anxiety (1977) -- (Movie Clip) Dedicated To The Master Writer, director and star Mel Brooks establishes from the start that his film is meant as a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, then gets busy on the airplane, then accosted after landing at LAX by a guy in a trenchcoat (Bob Ridgely), in High Anxiety, 1977.
High Anxiety (1977) -- (Movie Clip) A Mr. MacGuffin Called More waves of Hitchcock from writer-director Mel Brooks, as rattled shrink Thorndyke, arriving at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco with Brophy (Ron Carey), dealing with Jack Riley at the desk, co-writer Barry Levinson carrying bags, and an agorophobic episode, in the comic tributeHigh Anxiety, 1977.
High Anxiety (1977) -- (Movie Clip) You're The Cocker's Daughter? Preparing to address the psychiatric association, afflicted Dr. Thorndyke (writer-director Mel Brooks) is interrupted by the first appearance of Madeline Kahn as Victoria Brisbane, daughter of a wealthy patient, in Brooks' Hitchcock send-up, High Anxiety, 1977.
Silent Movie (1976) -- (Movie Clip) Burt Reynolds Promised that they'll get the backing for their silent movie if they can sign big stars, Funn, Eggs and Bell (director Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise) aim high and, in probably not the predictable outcome, actually reach Burt Reynolds, in Silent Movie, 1976.