24th Athens International Film Festival

Nashville

Introducing a complicated narrative style that would find many imitators - a reflection on politics, show business, culture and the celebrity worship syndrome plaguing the entire country - Altman tops off his personal brand of contemporary cinema (the very definition of genius) with a masterful representation of American life that remains timely to this day.

Robert Altman's long-term obsession with redefining movie genres while constantly experimenting with their potential and limitations, would inevitably lead him to a new celluloid world theory, like the one encapsulated in "Nashville".

Purposefully taking place on the eve of the elections in the birthplace of traditional American music, this seminal film broke every filmmaking convention as it shattered the action into a million little pieces. Following the lives of 24 different characters, it combines incompatible elements, such as sociopolitical metaphor, musical, satire and drama and completely ignores any inkling of a conventional plot.

Introducing a complicated narrative style that would find many imitators - a reflection on politics, show business, culture and the celebrity worship syndrome plaguing the entire country - Altman tops off his personal brand of contemporary cinema (the very definition of genius) with a masterful representation of American life that remains timely to this day. L.K.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director
Robert Altman

Σενάριο / Screenwriter
Joan Tewkesbury

Φωτογραφία / DoP
Paul Lohmann

Μουσική / Music
Arlene Barnett, Jonnie Barnett Karen Black, Ronee Blakley
Gary Busey, Juan Grizzle, Allan F. Nicholls, Dave Peel Joe Raposo

Μοντάζ / Editors
Dennis M. Hill, Sidney Levin

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast
David Arkin, Barbara Baxley Ned Beatty, Karen Black
Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin

ΗΠΑ / USA
1975
Εγχρωμο / Color
35mm
159’
Αγγλικά / English


    Publication date: 2014-09-10 12:30:00

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