“Robert Altman’s masterpiece set in country music’s capital as America approached its bicentennial is now widely recognised as the director’s magnum opus offering a sceptical commentary on modern America. Nashville follows a host of credibly colourful characters – musicians, agents, fans, journalists, politicians, locals – over five days in the city’s busy concert schedule. The narrative, seemingly chaotic as reality, is supremely subtle and complex in its interweaving of events, relationships, themes and moods: the tone is at once affectionate and scathing; the songs are musically spot-on; the film’s sheer scale, ambition, wit and intelligence are exhilarating. Beautifully performed, it’s one of the greatest films of the last 50 years – and one that could probably not get made now” – BFI
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