This 1975 film sits near the top of any list of the best films of the 1970s, perhaps in the top five and, in some people's minds, at the pinnacle itself. Robert Altman, at his most Altmanesque, spins together plot strands involving two dozen people over the course of one particularly busy weekend in Music City, USA. Though several of the story lines deal with country-western stars--played by Henry Gibson, Ronee Blakley and Karen Black--the plot also deals with the country scene's wannabes, the business people who pull the strings and the operative for a mysterious presidential candidate who is trying to get the de facto endorsement of some of the country stars by having them appear at a rally for him. (The unknown but rocketing presidential aspirant was eerily echoed the next year, when Jimmy Carter came out of nowhere to win the presidency.) Blakley is heartbreakingly fragile as a Loretta Lynn-like singer on the verge of total mental meltdown, while Lily Tomlin is outstanding as a housewife-gospel singer who has a dalliance with a randy folk-rock cad, perfectly played by Keith Carradine (who won an Oscar for his song "I'm Easy"). The cast also includes Jeff Goldblum, Scott Glenn, Keenan Wynn, Shelley Duvall, Geraldine Chaplin (hilarious as a fatuous British TV journalist), Barbara Harris, Michael Murphy, and Ned Beatty, with cameos by Elliott Gould and Julie Christie as themselves. Next to Mean Streets, perhaps the most influential film of the decade. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This hard to find film arrived before the estimated ship date and looked exactly as the seller described it. The disc is pristine and plays perfectly.Published on Nov. 7 2011 by Des Neiges
Brilliant, funny, sad and epic look at 1970s U.S., following 24
characters over a few key days in Nashville. Read more
How can anyone get away with mixing meandering naturalism with phony characters? I suppose this is what Hollywood needs to prove to itself that it can create art--a reflexive... Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2006 by Trinity Lourdes
I am waiting for a better DVD version with more extras and 1:85 ratio 2:35 is too small for me. I do own the video and I have no idea how many times I have watched this movie. Read morePublished on May 29 2004 by Darrell of Georgia
Does this movie portray the real Nashville? I don't know; I don't work in the music industry. However, something tells me that this movie really does portray the real Nashville. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by Stuart Heasman
An astonishing film, rich in satire and brilliantly executed. Altman manages to weave so many subplots and characters seamlessly. One of his crowning achievements. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Matt
In the aftermath of the Vietnam war and the Watergate Scandal American people had a large amount of cynicism for the United States government. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Swederunner
Nashville is one of Altman's best works.I like it very much.
It's soundtrack contains some of the greatest country songs ever
made. Read more