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86. Nashville (1975)

This is the first Altman film on my list. He's one of my very favorite directors and he made a whole bunch of memorable films. This is one of them.

Altman is a master of big film pieces that bring together several character plots, as he always seems to make the whole better than the summation of the different parts, in my opinion. I love how Altman's films focus on character stories, rather than classic plots and this is very much the case in Nashville.

I can't give away too much about this film, as it is very much an experience that you have to go through before you are able to grab its purpose and can see it for what it is. It's not a film for everyone, but I absolutely LOVE it. It's such a rich piece of cinema and it's full of thoughtful themes and emotional power.

I also thought the music was kind of good, actually. I know many MoFos dislike it, but I though it was more than OK! Don't let your hate for country music pull you away from this movie, though. Loving country music is definitely not necessary to enjoy this film's greatness. Interesting story developments are also often happening during the songs, so it's not like you'll get bored by the songs if you find yourself engaged with the stories.