One of the 1970s' most acclaimed films is an audacious, moving, and hilarious look at 24 characters involved in a political rally in the music capital of the world. Robert Altman brilliantly directs an amazing ensemble cast of Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, and more. Includes the Oscar-winning song "I'm Easy" by Carradine. 160 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
This cornerstone of 1970s American moviemaking from Robert Altman (Short Cuts) is a panoramic view of the country's political and entertainment landscapes, set in the nation's music capital. Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and musical. Many members of the astonishing cast wrote and performed their own songs live on location, which lends another layer to the film's quirky authenticity. Altman's ability to get to the heart of American life via it's eccentric byways was never put to better use than in this grand, rollicking triumph, which barrels forward to an unforgettable conclusion.