DVD - 2013
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A cornerstone of 1970s American filmmaking from Robert Altman. It is a view of the country's political and entertainment landscapes set in the nation's music capital. It weaves the stories of 24 characters--from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress--into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. It showcases Altman's ability to get to the heart of American life via its eccentric byways, and barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.
Publisher: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2013]
ISBN: 9781604657906
Branch Call Number: MOVIE NAS
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 19, 2017

Robert Altman's masterpiece is a testimony to the power of cinema to expose the unexamined life and to reveal us to ourselves. Nashville is not only the film's setting but a metaphoric microcosm of the American dream with all of its attendant illusions and problems. But the film also manages to convey deep sympathy toward the 20 plus characters, each of whom is likely to become inscribed in the perceptive viewer's memory.

Aug 15, 2017

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.

Sep 06, 2014

Possibly my all-time favorite film. With 24 main characters and a lot of overlapping dialogue, it can be a bit daunting on first viewing. You really see it all come together on a repeat viewing. The "I'm Easy" scene in the club is masterful.

Jan 14, 2014

It's rare that film with the level of ambition and audaciousness that Nashville has comes together so seamlessly. It's a near-perfect film, casting a wide net in terms of style and tone and somehow gelling together perfectly. It's the rare film that dances from heartbreaking drama to goofy comedy and works because of the way it aims to encompass anything and everything about life. It aims to represent us all, and does so thrillingly and humanely.

Nov 14, 2013

Quit watching after 15minutes. Sound track mushy - colours weird. It must be really old.

May 20, 2011

DVD flaw at 1hour 37 minutes: gets stuck so you lose about 30 seconds, then continues OK.

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