Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Robert Altman, USA 1982, 109’
A Wedding Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)

Several women, previously members of James Dean’s fan club, meet in a Texas town. Each had a different life than she expected, although none can forget their brief encounter with their favorite star. Altman introduces LGBTQ themes to cinema along with an in-depth analysis of show business.

Rafał Syska


Chicago IFF 1982 - Grand Prix

Robert Altman

Distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Robert Altman was born in 1925 and died in 2006 having made several dozen cinema and television films. The breakthrough in his career came with the anti-war satire  MASH, in which he presented a community in typical Altman style that characterises his very best work – based on episodic narration and innovative montage of image and sound. Altman often uses irony to show how society’s traditional roles, social conventions and cultural myths condition people.

Selected filmography

1970 MASH

1975 Nashville

1977 Trzy kobiety / 3 Women

1992 Gracz / The Player

1993 Na skróty / Short Cuts

2001 Gosford Park

Cast & Crew

director Robert Altman
screenplay Ed Graczyk
cinematography Pierre Mignot
editing Jason Rosenfield
music Allan F. Nichols
cast Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, Kathy Bates, Marta Heflin, Mark Patton, Caroline Aaron, Ruth Miller, Gena Ramsel
producer Scott Bushnell
production Sandcastle 5 Productions, Viacom Enterprises
sales Park Circus / Paramount
language English
coloration colour
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