Nashville
First screened in October 1997 / Most recently screened in June 2016
Director: Robert Altman. Cast: Ronee Blakley, Henry Gibson, Geraldine Chaplin, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Gwen Welles, Lily Tomlin, Barbara Harris, Keenan Wynn, Allen Garfield, Karen Black, Shelley Duvall, Scott Glenn, David Hayward, Robert DoQui, Jeff Goldblun, Cristina Raines, Allan F. Nicholls, Ned Beatty, Timothy Brown, Dave Peel, David Arkin, Bert Remsen, James Dan Calvert, Donna Denton, Sheila Bailey, Patti Bryant, Elliott Gould, Julie Christie. Screenplay: Joan Tewkesbury.

Twitter Capsule: A musical, a passion play, a Homeric epic. A study of pluralism and of dialectics. Exquisitely mounted to feel offhand.

VOR:   Personal enthusiasm aside (as if), and even if you loathe it (@#$% you), the invention and ambition are extraordinary: the canvas, the critique, the construction. All of it.



Photo © 1975 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. A+


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Robert Altman
Best Supporting Actress: Ronee Blakley
Best Supporting Actress: Lily Tomlin
Best Original Song: "I'm Easy"

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Robert Altman
Best Supporting Actress: Ronee Blakley
Best Supporting Actress: Geraldine Chaplin
Best Supporting Actress: Barbara Harris
Best Supporting Actress: Lily Tomlin
Best Supporting Actor: Henry Gibson
Best Screenplay: Joan Tewkesbury
Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture (Female): Ronee Blakley
Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture (Female): Lily Tomlin
Best Original Song: "I'm Easy"

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Tomlin)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Tomlin); Best Supporting Actor (Gibson)
National Board of Review: Best Picture (tie); Best Director (tie); Best Supporting Actress (Blakley)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Sound (William A. Sawyer, James E. Webb, Chris McLaughlin, and Richard Portman)

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