Dir. Robert Altman. 1975, 159 mins. DCP. With Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine, Ned Beatty. The peak of Altman’s prolific career was this panoramic view of American life circa 1975, set in the nation’s country-music capital. Cramming his wide screen with the comings and goings of a 24-character ensemble, Altman creates an incredible, cacophonous entertainment, equal parts comedy and tragedy, featuring terrific original songs and an unforgettable ending.
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