Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant, Millie when she becomes Millie's room-mate. Millie is ... See full summary »
Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in ... See full summary »
A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of ... See full summary »
This movie tells the intersecting stories of various people connected to the music business in Nashville. Barbara Jean is the reigning queen of Nashville but is near collapse. Linnea and Delbert Reese have a shaky marriage and 2 deaf children. Opal is a British journalist touring the area. These and other stories come together in a dramatic climax. Written by
The role of Linnea Reese was created for and by Louise Fletcher, who herself was the daughter of two deaf parents and knew sign language. The role was eventually played by Lily Tomlin. Tomlin concluded that things worked out in the end because she was offered the role of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and turned it down, which enabled Fletcher to eventually get it, so in a sense they simply traded roles. See more »
When the Mercedes bus (model O 309) breaks the gate-arm at the Nashville Airport (21:00 in), there is clear right-front damage, the bumper is bent, headlight broken, and there is no sign on the right side of the bus. But, at the freeway accident scene (22:12 in; on I-24 near Shelby Avenue), the passengers act like the damage just happened (saying: "Oh no." And looking at the damage), and now there is a sign on the right side that reads: "Connie White" and has her image. See more »
Good Lord love a duck!
This is a choir... a black choir... from, uh, part of... from Fisk University here in town.
Good Lord! The lady singing is... is she a missionary?
No, she's not. She's a gospel singer. She's the wife of our attorney.
I was making a documentary in Kenya... and there was this marvelous woman who was a missionary. That's why I asked if she was a missionary. She was sensational. She was converting Kukuyos by the dozens. She was trying to convert Masais. Of course, they were ...
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The opening credits are modeled after a 1970s era TV commercial for a "greatest hits" record album compilation, with the actors in the film announced by a DJ as if they were artists whose songs were featured on the album. See more »
An often-misunderstood masterpiece - full of life like no other movie
Much like some of the other comments about "Nashville" that are
around IMDB, the reviews I've seen of Robert Altman's 1975 Oscar
have been completely adulatory or completely dismissive. Contrary to some
comments I've read, "Nashville" looks as prescient and magnificent now as
appeared to some critics nearly thirty years ago. Dated? Absolutely not.
"Nashville" is a movie about people more than anything else, but a
campaign van that appears throughout the movie shows the unavoidable
of politics in people's lives in the 70's. Has that changed since then?
even more true now, with our war in Iraq and all of the conflicting
viewpoints that exist. Annoying overlapping dialogue? To dismiss this
trait of "Nashville" is to hate the trademark of director Robert Altman.
people wait their turn as if reading from a screenplay in real life?
cinematography? Certainly not - to show a Nashville vibrant with colors
don't really fit (a crime that most visually overachieving movies commit)
would distract from Altman's amazing focus on the relationships of the
characters that he builds so well. And the characters....the dozens of
members lend terrific support to a film that moves forward constantly
never seeming to move too fast, leaving time for moments of poignancy and
heartbreak, as well as unintentionally hilarious moments (as every good
pseudo-documentary film has). Who can forget Lily Tomlin gazing at her
children tenderly as their father completely ignores them as they speak?
the moment Keith Carradine performs his Oscar-winning "I'm Easy" in front
a night club crowd? Really, "Nashville" is filled with great moments ALL
time that make the nearly three-hour film unmissable, but nothing in the
world can prepare the patient viewer for the film's breathtaking finale
which seems even more moving today in the midst of everything. Forget the
"National Anthem" or "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." The gospel-esque
strains of "It Don't Worry Me" make it the American song for the ages, in
American film that ranks among the best of its kind.
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