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Nashville (1975)

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Commentary 1: Director Robert Altman Rating:8.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by RodneyWelch on March 21st, 2006:Find all reviews by RodneyWelch
Great film -- awful commentary. Altman alone, and he clearly didn't want to do it; I had this sense of someone who had been pressed into doing something by his agent or the studio. Long minutes go by with him saying nothing; then something will occur of no consequence and he'll speak up. The movie holds up splendidly, but Altman doesn't seem to be the type to talk about his work at length.
Reviewed by hampusforev on January 4th, 2011:Find all reviews by hampusforev
Maybe it's me being a huge Altman-fan, but I enjoyed the commentary. Just hearing Altman talking about his own unique approach to filmmaking is always a joy to me. Though I can definitely se how people find it a bit dull compared to the top 100 commentaries here.
Reviewed by musíl65 on June 1st, 2021:Find all reviews by musíl65
Yes, there are gaps. But Altman has a lot of interesting points to say about the movie. He talks about his concept, the actors, the songs, the improvisation of the dialog, the musicscene of Nashville and the sound. The script war very loose. For the first time he could make a movie without the studio’s control. The actors wrote their own songs. For him it’s a musical.

The death of John Lennon is also a topic. He talks in a very dry way. It’s great to hear one of the best directors in the history of film. 8 out of 10.