• kcota17

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by kcota17 24 Jan, 2015 1

    This time around, I was more struck by how little each character is actually given screen time and how each character is equally significant. For some reason, the first time I watched it I remember feeling like Barbara Jean is the central character and Karen Black having a lot more screen time. However, the film doesn't really have a "main" character to identify with. Each character is equally apart of this big puzzle that Altman shows us. And even though…

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  • Kurt Vincnt

    Watched by Kurt Vincnt 10 Jan, 2015

    Interesting movie. The sound design is crazy. Lots of layers and verite techniques applied. Aimless. Did not speak to me, but I can see how it was very poignant for the generation that was coming of age in the 1970's and dealing with Vietnam and the politics in America. Highlights, include a young Jeff Goldblum in a nonspeaking part, riding a lowrider tricycle.

    Watched the Criterion Bluray at home.

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  • Jussi Hulkkonen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jussi Hulkkonen 19 Jan, 2015

    Altman's sprawling, interconnected signature narrative approach is the perfect form for this poignant snapshot of a culture in despair. The film flits between the vast cast of characters, giving fleeting, yet richly characterized, morally complex glimpses of a wide sampling of American lives, portraying a culture burnt by the failure of the great revolutionary spirit of the '60s that continues to limp on defiantly, donning guises to keep up apparent ease and desperately attempt to cling to some semblance of…

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  • John

    Watched by John 17 Jan, 2015

    "It don't worry me, it don't worry me."

    What a GREAT MOVIE.

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  • Josh Bogatin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Josh Bogatin 16 Jan, 2015

    One of the best endings in American Cinema.

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  • Chris Monks

    ★★★★ Watched by Chris Monks 15 Jan, 2015

    Films with such huge casts and so many different stories which usually come to a head often remind me of juggling acts. No matter how many apples, chainsaws, or torches the juggler has going the act always looks sloppy. Yet, we still hold our breath, knowing the payoff, the juggler's success, is one drop away. And when he doesn't drop the apple, or cut off a limb, or burn himself, we applaud as if we've just seen something miraculous. Even master jugglers' acts look sloppy but they still wow us.

    Robert Altman is a master juggler.

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  • Hannah M

    ★★½ Watched by Hannah M 12 Jan, 2015 1

    Robert Altman and I have had a bit of a tricky relationship. I've seen five of his -- I really liked two and really disliked the other three. This one falls somewhere in the middle. It's unfair to complain about the abundance of country music in this one, that'd be like those people who complain about the amount of singing in Into the Woods, but as I'm not even a little bit interested in country music, I did find myself…

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  • Alec Price

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Price 13 Jan, 2015

    A remarkable freeform kaleidoscope of Nashville's country music scene, Robert Altman's multi-character mosaic of American life variously focuses on a disparate collection of people united by song, sex and shared heritage. The constantly roaming camera and multi-layered soundscape dominated by the songs beloved by the performers who take to the stage throughout, immerses the viewer in a world and way of life passionately, indeed defiantly, cherished equally by those within it and those who strive to carve out their own…

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  • Christian R

    ★★★½ Watched by Christian R 07 Jan, 2015

    Although you have to pay a lot of attention to it because of it's colorful cast of characters, it's a big masterpiece for Altman.

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  • Ryan Kelly

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ryan Kelly 10 Jan, 2015 2

    Moved me to tears, as it often does, but this time for different reasons. The ending is about as complex a scene as I've ever seen in any movie - is it triumphant, is it satirical, is it (as probably really is the case) a combination thereof? What's amazing is that the movie at once makes fun of the unassailable American spirit while still capturing the very beauty of it. And what kills me, watching it in 2015, is that…

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  • FilmLandEmpire

    ★★★★★ Watched by FilmLandEmpire 11 Jan, 2015

    Wow

    NASHVILLE is about nothing yet it's about everything, an impressionist yet incredibly engaging and effective portrayal of the Nashville music scene, but really of America in the 70's as a whole.

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  • Chris Davies-Rowan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chris Davies-Rowan 10 Jan, 2015

    MASTERPIECE.

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