DVD - 2016

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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Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2016]
Other Authors
Robert Altman, 1925-2006 (film producer), Joan Tewkesbury (screenwriter)
Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1975.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Rating: R.
Academy Award for Best Song (1976).
Production Credits
Director of photography, Paul Lohmann ; editors, Sidney Levin, Dennis Hill ; music, Richard Baskin.
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Review by 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.

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