Nashville [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1975]

  • SKU: 31961164
  • Release Date: 10/04/2016
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • 2k digital restoration
  • Audio Commentary featuring Director Robert Altman
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage
  • Demo of Carradine performing his songs from the film
  • 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 Altman's widow, Kathryn Reed Altman
  • Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell
  • Three archival interviews with Altman
  • Trailer

Synopsis

Nashville
Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin); Sueleen Gay (Gwen Welles), a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque (Barbara Harris), a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl (Barbara Baxley), who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan (Shelley Duvall); vapid BBC commentator Opal (Geraldine Chaplin); and campaign guru John Triplette (Michael Murphy), who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker. Everything comes to a head during a climactic concert at Nashville's replica of the Parthenon temple, as the entertainment-hungry audience is momentarily woken out of its stupor by unexpected violence, only to be lulled into a restorative sing-along to "It Don't Worry Me." ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Henry Gibson
    Henry Gibson - Haven Hamilton
  • Barbara Baxley
    Barbara Baxley - Lady Pearl
  • Ned Beatty
    Ned Beatty - Delbert Reese
  • Karen Black
    Karen Black - Connie White
  • Ronee Blakley
    Ronee Blakley - Barbara Jean

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