• Evan Daniels

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Evan Daniels 19 Aug, 2014

    I felt I had to watch this again before going to college. There is not another way I can describe this film other than "cinematic bliss." There isn't a single flaw, and if there is one then I don't want to know about it. There are so many nuances to pick up on the second time, which makes it such a rewatchable film. I would have no problem watching this film again in the near future.

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  • Robert Armitage

    ★★½ Watched by Robert Armitage 13 Aug, 2014

    I'm reading the credits because I'm kinda stunned and the songs not over. I marvel that most of the songs seem to be written by cast members or Keith Carradine. Let me digress that my movie watching career has been punctuated by Carradine movies that I have loved even though the sight of any one of them can ellicit guttural growls and deep visceral aversion. Also, there's a song credited to Gary Busey. There must be stories from the making…

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  •  Justin Purwitsky

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Justin Purwitsky 12 Aug, 2014

    What an amazing movie. It really is a case study in master filming,

    Robert Altman's magnum opus Nashville is like no film before it and like no film (although some come close) after it. It's a kaleidoscope of characters and music and events that build to a crescendo and then knock you off your feet.

    There isn't much of a story yet a complete and rounded story plays out. There are allegories to America and people and the American people…

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  • Timothy E. RAW

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Timothy E. RAW 10 Aug, 2014

    Country musicians as politicians, breaking the hearts of the people through ways other than song.

    There doesn't exist a better example of cross-cutting between characters to build call and response dynamics and a fully developed world. As always, Altman keeps the drama low-key and all the cleverly interconnected story lines in a muted register. High drama is created not from the scenes themselves, but the contrasts of subsequent scenes; in the way Altman cuts from sublime musical performances to the…

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  • James Hrivnak

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by James Hrivnak 10 Aug, 2014

    Lily Tomlin for the win.

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  • simon evans

    ★★★★ Watched by simon evans 10 Aug, 2014

    Altman does Altman 'Nashville' style in this ensemble piece that depicts a few days during a 1976 political rally. The oddball musicians come and go and the (often corny) country music rattles it's way through the 165 minutes of a movie that pulls you in and does not let go. Not being a fan of Robert Altman, this is one of his better efforts. Recommended, even if you don't like country music.

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  • oooboodess

    ★★★ Watched by oooboodess 07 Aug, 2014

    no comment

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  • Pike Bishop

    ★★★★★ Watched by Pike Bishop 28 Jul, 2014

    With great music, acting, and story, Nashville put us in a direct point of view with the characters and gives us every detail of the story.

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  • Varghese Eapen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Varghese Eapen 29 Jul, 2014 2

    "It's like watching a circus show controlled by Jacques Tati"

    Like a Master Puppeteer Robert Altman maneuvers his characters who are from different walks of life...he depicts infidelity,fame,death,political awareness whilst showcasing a slice of Americana... the songs mesh beautifully into the script taking the narrative forward..it's such a joy to hear Gospel and Country songs belted out with such ceaseless passion...

    1975 was a watershed year for movies as well as politics in India as well as USA...the faceless candidate…

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  • Fireballoon

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Fireballoon 18 Jul, 2014

    Robert Altman's "Nashville" (1975) is an exhilarating experience and a lasting monument to his unique style of film-making. Experimental cinema reached the mainstream with this fascinating study of American culture in the post 60s era and its fixations on politics, religion, sex, race and violence. And Altman's genius is that none of it is forced or didactic or "in your face;" it just seems to be happening naturally right before your eyes. One does not so much view the film…

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  • kyrak

    ★★★★½ Watched by kyrak 14 Jun, 2014

    Glorious, character-driven story with energetic direction from Robert Altman. This is one of those movies that I would give anything to have just been an observer on set to see the process of unraveling the characters and patching together a natural-looking position for the eaves-dropping camera and microphones. This one was ahead of its time and reinforces the importance of the 1970s as a seminal decade in film.

    Why watch it? Great acting, unpredictable direction, a time capsule of mid-70s culture

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  • Daniel Sarath

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Sarath 17 Jul, 2014 6

    Am I missing something here? Because while Nashville is watchable enough -- mostly for the music and the performances -- and its epic breadth is admirable, I don't really get the acclaim. It is not bad filmmaking by any means, but it is rambling to the point of exhaustion.

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