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Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea
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I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.
I think that the power and the theme of the film lie in the fact that while some characters are more "major" than others, they are all subordinated to the music itself. It's like a river, running through the film, running through their life.
Nashville is one of Altman's best films, free of the rambling insider fooling around that sometimes mars entire chunks of every second or third picture.
It's a film that a lot of other directors will wish they'd had the brilliance to make.
Some characters are odious while others are sympathetic, but every last one manages to provide contrast and depth to Altman's view of an America in which the boundaries between politics and entertainment are all but nonexistent.
[VIDEO ESSAY] In 1975 Robert Altman painted filmic satire on a grand scale with "Nashville."
In its ambitions to say something big and different about the American political scene rises to the occasion to be a fascinating technical achievement ... .
Nashville effectively founded the school of American improv-ensemble cinema.
[Nashville] looks forward to our contemporary obsession with celebrities and to politics itself becoming a form of show business. Unmissable.
See it, think about it, then see it again. It's the voice of America, and the passage of time has done nothing to dull its clarity.
If Nashville doesn't offer great new insights, it makes obvious many themes that a country might prefer to keep off-screen.
Part comedy, part drama, part social commentary, and part musical, it is a film that truly defies categorization or simplistic descriptions.
Audience Reviews for Nashville
- Star: You look like a guy that I was in the navy with. He wouldn't bathe, so we had to pee in his bed to get him discharged.
- Bill: You're supposed to wear the blue dress when I wear this.
- Mary: I don't wanna dress like twin anymore.
- Bill: We're not twins. We're a trio.
- Opal: Hi, I'm Opal from the BBC.
- Haven Hamilton: Y'all take it easy now. This isn't Dallas, it's Nashville! They can't do this to us here in Nashville! Let's show them what we're made of. Come on everybody, sing! Somebody, sing!
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