Cover image for Nashville [blu-ray] / Paramount ; ABC Entertainment presents a Jerry Weintraub production of a Robert Altman film ; written by Joan Tewkesbury ; produced and directed by Robert Altman.
Title:
Nashville [blu-ray] / Paramount ; ABC Entertainment presents a Jerry Weintraub production of a Robert Altman film ; written by Joan Tewkesbury ; produced and directed by Robert Altman.
ISBN:
9781681431468
Edition:
Blu-ray special edition.
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2016]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Includes booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell (20 unnumbered pages ; 17 cm).

Blu-ray release of the 1975 motion picture.

Special features: Audio commentary featuring director Robert Altman ; Documentary on the making of the film featuring interviews with actors Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, and Lily Tomlin; screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury; assistant director Alan Rudolph; and director Robert Altman's widow, Kathryn Reed Altman ; Three archival interviews with Robert Altman ; Behind-the-scenes footage ; Demo of Carradine performing his songs from the film, trailer.
Abstract:
Nashville interweaves the stories of 24 characters over 5 days during a political rally in the capital of country music.
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MPAA rating: R.
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Summary

Set in the nation's music capital. The film 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.


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Library Journal Review

Probably most widely known for his third film, the breakout hit M*A*S*H, Altman (1925-2006) made some three dozen feature films but none better than Nashville (1975). With 24 characters coming together over five days in the country music capital, this intimate epic nimbly juggles multiple plotlines that culminate in a tragic concert rally for a maverick presidential candidate. Politics, sexism, ambition, and adultery are among the themes in Altman's deftly satirical but not condescending examination of a slice of American society nicely summed up by the line, "This isn't Dallas, it's Nashville!" VERDICT Selected for preservation by the National Film Registry, this magnum opus belongs in every collection, particularly in this newly refurbished edition complete with a making-of documentary among its extras.-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.