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David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black View All


Robert Altman (Director), Joan Tewkesbury (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 11th, 1975
Runtime: 2 hours, 40 minutes
The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress— connect to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.
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I love how Altman's films focus on character stories, rather than classic plots and this is very much the case in Nashville.
Several characters often make their presence felt along the fringes of the goings on these people drive forward, and they include Sueleen Gay (played by Gwen Welles) - someone who has singing aspirations, but can't sing, Wade Cooley (played by Robert DoQui) - a cook who looks out for Sueleen and tri....
Setting the film in America's country music capital and having many of the characters be connected to the scene in one way or another mainly makes this film a commentary on the dark side of the entertainment industry, changing things up by relocating somewhere other than Hollywood.
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