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Nashville (1975)

US 160m, Colour
Director: Robert Altman; Cast: Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris

NashvilleSet on the eve of America’s bicentennial, Nashville is a satirical sociopolitical commentary on America’s obsession with celebrity, power and the political influence of god-fearing, car loving country music supporters. Employing a large ensemble cast, and containing a complex web of stories and musical performances ranging from the purposefully awful to the truly inspired, Nashville also works best as a parody of country music and its culture. Finally, the shooting of one of its beloved celebrities, and the crowd’s subsequent pacification with the song It Don’t Worry Me is a sublime conclusion to this multi-layered satire (Klaus Ming April 2015).

 

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2 comments on “Nashville (1975)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins
    04/05/2015

    What a movie. “Filmed in Altmascope,” as Henry Gibson used to say. Not my favorite Altman, but definitely in my all-time top ten (by anybody).

    “musical performances ranging from the purposefully awful to the truly inspired”– exactly. Some country music people thought the whole movie was mocking them, but Ronee Blakley (pictured above) is amazingly good, both acting and singing. No mockery there.

    I reviewed it on my website a while ago:
    http://u-town.com/collins/?p=1129

  2. Klaus
    04/05/2015

    A pretty crazy film, which for some reason, i’d not seen until now! I really need a second viewing to appreciate half of what was going on.

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