Doodad Kind of Town

A Preview of Coming Attractions
September 21, 2008, 2:36 am
Filed under: Robert Altman

My life has become a little overscheduled as of late, with days and evenings eaten up by choir rehearsals, off-hours conference calls for work, homeowner’s assocation meetings and yoga classes. I’ve had little time to breathe (well, except in yoga classes, where breathing is sort of essential), let alone to blog.

Nevertheless, I’ve made time to watch Robert Altman’s 1975 masterpiece, “Nashville” almost twice in its entirety, and I’m working on a longer-than-usual post about it. In the meantime, enjoy the original theatrical trailer – it manages to introduce every one of the film’s 24 characters while making Altman’s “metaphor for America” sound more like a soapy TV miniseries. The final tag line (“For movie lovers. The damnedest thing you ever saw!”) is a good as outright admission that Paramount had no idea how to market “Nashville,” but figured someone would like it.

Stay tuned for more…..

NASHVILLE trailer Robert Altman
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I still don’t know what to make of it myself …

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