After a brief detour working in television and off Broadway, Robert Altman returned to the big screen with a vengeance in 1992’s The Player. Based on Michael Tolkin’s book about a murderous movie producer, the black-comic material seemed ready made for the acerbic director. Starring Tim Robbins as the guilty studio head, the film begins with a title sequence that satirizes tinseltown better than any full-length comedy. Hooray for Hollywood, indeed.
About Allan Arkush
A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan. He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.