Updated:- June 7, 2004

14)

READY TO WEAR (Prêt-à-Porter)

Category:

Studio:

Miramax

Runtime:

133 minutes (Color)

Date:

1994

Producer/Director:

Robert Altman

Score Composer:

Michel Legrand

Prod'n Design: Stephen Altman

Edited by:

Geraldine Peroni

Story, Screenplay:

Robert Altman & Barbara Shulgasser

Music by:

Michel Legrand

Cast:

Anouk Aimee, Marcello Mastroianni, Sofia Loren, Kim Basinger, 

Stephen Rea, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Liz Taylor, 

Sally Kellerman, Tracey Ullman, Linda Hunt, Rupert Everett, Forest 

Whitaker, Richard Grant, Danny Aiello, Teri Garr, Lyle Lovett, Jean 

Rochefort, Michel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ute Lemper, Anne 

Canovas, Francois Cluzet

Belafonte:

Plays himself in a cameo appearance.

Outline:

An Exuberant Comedy! (Rolling Stone)

A glittering Hollywood all-star cast shines in Robert Altman's deliciously 

sexy new comedy hit! At the world's hottest fashion show, there's been a 

murder. Now, everybody's a suspect - including two guests who end up 

sharing much more than a hotel room! Add to the fun a hilariously inept 

TV reporter on the trail of her most shocking interview yet! They're all 

caught up in the year's biggest see-and-be-seen event - where steamy 

scandals and spectacular supermodels turn up the heat in a riotous show 

of high fashion hilarity.

15)

WHITE MAN'S BURDEN

 
Category: Drama
Studio: USC Images / Mikado
Runtime: 95 minutes (color)
Date: 1995
Producer: Lawrence Bender
Director: Desmond Nakano
Story/Screenplay: Desmond Nakano
Music by: Howard Shore

Cast:

John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch, Tom Bower,

Margaret Avery, Carrie Snodgress, Michael Beach, Ken King,

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lawrence Bender, Tom Wright

Belafonte:

Plays the role of Thaddeus Thomas.

Outline:

In a society where the upper class is predominantly black, a jobless white

worker takes his former employer hostage.

16)

KANSAS CITY

 
Category:
Studio: Sandcastle 5 Productions and CiBy 2000
Runtime: 115 minutes  (color)
Date: 1996
Producer: Robert Altman
Director: Robert Altman
Story, Screenplay: Robert Altman & Frank Barhydt

Music by:

Sue Jacobs

Cast:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Miranda Richardson, Harry Belafonte

Michael Murphy, Dermot Mulroney, Steve Buscemi

Belafonte:

Actor

Outline:

Kansas City 1934. The mob runs the dice games, prostitutes, cops and

politicians. And no one messes with them. But when a small time hood 

gets the bright idea to knock over a buddy of the city's top gangster, a 

club owner named Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), he crosses the wrong

man and finds himself in deeper trouble than he could ever imagine. Now 

it's up to Blondie O'Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh), his tough-talking 

girlfriend, to come to his rescue. Her solution? Kidnap a wealthy 

presidential-advisor's wife (Miranda Richardson) and swap her for her 

boyfriend. Kidnapping, murder and mayhem - all fueled by the most 

impressive, star-studded cinematic jazz sessions ever shown on screen.

17)

JAZZ '34, REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Category:

Studio:

Presented:

Sandcastle 5 Productions and CiBy 2000

Runtime:

75 minutes (color)

Date:

1996

Producer/Director:

Robert Altman

Co-produced: James McLindon, Matthew Seig, Brent Carpenter
Edited by: Brent Carpenter, Dylan Tichenor

Music Producer:

Hal Willner

Music Supervisor:

Susan Jacob

Assoc. Producer:

Steven Bernstein

Conductor:

Butch Morris

Music Engineer:

Eric Liljestrand

Featuring:

Jesse Davis, David "Fathead" Newman, Ron Cater, Christian McBride,

Tyrone Clark, Don Byron, Russel Malone, Mark Whitfield, Victor Lewis,

Geri Allen, Cyrus Chestnut, James Carter, Craig Handy, David Murray,

Joshua Redman, Curtis Fowlkes, Clark Gayton, Olu Dara, Nicholas 

Payton, James Zollar, Kevin Mahogany

Songs performed:

Tickle Toe, Indiana, Solitude, Blues in the Dark, Prince of Wails,

Froggy Bottom, Harvard Blues, King Porter Stomp, Lafayette,

Lullaby of the Leaves, Piano Boogie, Pagin' the Devil,

Moten Swing, Queer Notions, Yeah Man

Belafonte:

Narrator

Outline:

In the midst of making his film Kansas City, Robert Altman decided to 

recreate an all-night jam session as it might have taken place in a Kansas 

City club during the Depression era. The city, his hometown, had been a 

magnet for the great jazz musicians of the day.

Mr. Altman, who was 9 years old in 1934, places his film in the Hey Hey 

Club, letting his musicians rule triumphantly. The music, covering 

composers from Count Basie to Duke Ellington, is toe-tappingly 

seductive. In no time at all, it's easy to forget that this is not some archival

film but a modern reinterpretation of classic jazz with enormously talented 

musicians of today. There is a "battle of the saxes," which actually took 

place between the legendary tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and 

Lester Young. The recreation by Craig Handy and Joshua Redman is 

nothing short of thrilling. There are also calculated echoes of major 

musicians like pianists Mary Lou Williams and Fats Waller. Taking a 

disarmingly simple idea and rounding up an outstanding group of 

contemporary musicians, Mr. Altman works his film magic with 

characteristic sophistication.

(John J. O'Connor, The New York Times)

18)

SWING VOTE

Category:

Drama (TV Movie)

Production:

Columbia Tri-Star

Date:

April 18, 1999

Producer:

Richard Brams for Jerry Bruckheimer Productions

Director:

David Anspaugh

Sreenplay:

Ron Bass & Jane Rusconi

Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams

Cast:

Andy Garcia, Harry Belafonte, Milo O'Shea, 

Ray Walston, James Whitmore

Belafonte:

Actor

Outline:

It's Justice Kirkland's (Andy Garcia) first day on the bench at the 

Supreme Court and he presides over a case involving a young woman 

who has had an abortion and has been convicted for the murder of her 

unborn child. He keeps an ambiguous silence as the other judges avidly

debate the woman's appeal. When his colleagues vote the result is a tie - 

leaving Kirkland with the deciding swing vote. Tensions mount as his 

research brings him into contact with the pro-life and pro-choice 

organizations, and leads him to a confrontation with the politically savvy

Justice Dunn (Harry Belafonte). In a controversial moral and legal 

dilemma, one man must try to reach a decision that will shape one

woman's destiny, and ultimately dictate the law.

Video:

89 minutes

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