Master Henry Gibson
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Master Henry Gibson
Master Henry Gibson
, Barbara Baxley
Barbara Baxley
, Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
Robert Altman

DVD (Color)

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Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin); Sueleen Gay (Gwen Welles), a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque (Barbara Harris), a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl (Barbara Baxley), who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan (Shelley Duvall); vapid BBC commentator Opal (Geraldine Chaplin); and campaign guru John Triplette (Michael Murphy), who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker. Everything comes to a head during a climactic concert at Nashville's replica of the Parthenon temple, as the entertainment-hungry audience is momentarily woken out of its stupor by unexpected violence, only to be lulled into a restorative sing-along to "It Don't Worry Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/03/2016
UPC: 0715515176613
Original Release: 1975
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:40:00

Special Features

2k digital restoration; Audio Commentary featuring Director Robert Altman; Documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with actors Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nicholls, and Lily Tomlin; Screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury; Assistant Director Alan Rudolph; and Altman's widow, Kathryn Reed Altman; Three archival interviews with Altman; Behind-the-Scenes footage; Demo of Carradine performing his songs from the film; Trailer; Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Molly Haskell

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Master Henry Gibson Haven Hamilton
Barbara Baxley Lady Pearl
Ned Beatty Delbert Reese
Karen Black Connie White
Ronee Blakley Barbara Jean
Lily Tomlin Linnea Reese
Keith Carradine Tom Frank
Geraldine Chaplin Opal
Robert DoQui Wade
Shelley Duvall L.A. Joan
Allen Garfield Barnett
David Arkin Norman Chauffeur
Scott Glenn Pfc. Glenn Kelly
Jeff Goldblum Tricycle Man
Barbara Harris Albuquerque
David Hayward Kenny Fraiser
Michael Murphy Triplette
Cristina Raines Mary
Bert Remsen Star
Timothy Brown Tommy Brown
Gwen Welles Sueleen Gay
Keenan Wynn Mr. Green
Richard Baskin Piano Player
James Dan Calvert Jimmy Reese
Donna Denton Donna Reese
Merle Kilgore Bar Owner
Carol McGinnis Jewel
Sheila Bailey Smokey Mountain Laurel
Patti Bryant Smokey Mountein Laurel
Jonnie Barnett Himself
Vassar Clements Himself
Sue Barton Herself
Misty Mountain Boys Misty Mountain Boys
Susan Anspach Actor
Lauren Hutton Actor
Dave Peel Bud Hamilton
Allan Nicholls Bill
Elliott Gould Himself
Julie Christie Herself
Howard K. Smith Himself

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director,Producer
Richard Baskin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Bushnell Associate Producer,Costumes/Costume Designer
Keith Carradine Score Composer
Bob Eggenweiler Associate Producer
Dennis M. Hill Editor
Sid Levin Editor
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Chris McLaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Starger Producer
Joan Tewkesbury Screenwriter
Tommy Thompson Makeup
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer
Jerry Weintraub Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Nashville: The Film
1. "The Long-Awaited Nashville" [1:40]
2. "200 Years" [8:28]
3. "Welcome To Nashville" [9:38]
4. Traffic Jam [7:55]
5. Visiting Hours [4:30]
6. Nashville Nightlife [5:48]
7. An Unexpected Phone Call [4:52]
8. After Hours [7:12]
9. Hamilton's Party [8:17]
10. The Grane Ole Opry [7:50]
11. "Keep a' Goin'" [2:03]
12. Miss Connie White [4:12]
13. "Are You Through?" [3:22]
14. A Visit from Julie Christie [3:38]
15. "Rolling Stone" [:30]
16. Sunday Services [4:19]
17. "I'm Wandering In A Graveyard..." [3:44]
18. Hotel Rooms [2:39]
19. Opry Belle [10:49]
20. The Exit/In [12:34]
21. "Since You've Gone" [3:48]
22. "I Never Get Enough" [3:04]
23. "I'm Easy" [2:12]
24. "You're Supposed To Strip" [3:23]
25. Tom's Room [4:48]
26. "You Can't Sing" [3:55]
27. Hal Phillip Walker for President [2:44]
28. "One, I Love You" [6:11]
29. "My Idaho Home" [2:29]
30. "It Don't Worry Me" [4:10]
31. Closing Credits [4:39]
1. Color Bars [4:44]
1. The Title Treatment [1:40]
2. The Film's Music [8:28]
3. The Campaign/Ronee Blakley [9:38]
4. Joan Tewkesbury/Multitrack Recording [7:55]
5. Allen Garfield [4:30]
6. Local Musicians [5:48]
7. Barbara Harris/Lily and the Children [4:52]
8. Scott Glenn [7:12]
9. David Peel [8:17]
10. Shooting at the Opry [7:50]
11. Henry's Costumes [2:03]
12. Karen Black [4:12]
13. Tommy Thompson [3:22]
14. Allan Nicolls/Casting [3:38]
15. Vassar Clements/The Editing [:30]
16. "Panorama of Nashville" [4:19]
17. Improvised Locations [3:44]
18. Michael Murphy [2:39]
19. Planning the Assassination [10:49]
20. The Exit/In [12:34]
21. "A Realistic Feeling" [3:48]
22. Gwen Welles's Singing [3:04]
23. "Like Summer Camp" [2:12]
24. Gwen Welles's Attitude [3:23]
25. Lily and Keith [4:48]
26. Ned Beatty/Robert DoQui [3:55]
27. Getting a Crowd [2:44]
28. Inspired by Hank Snow [6:11]
29. Shooting the Parthenon Scene [2:29]
30. The Faces of Nashville [4:10]
31. (No Commentary) [4:39]
1. Color Bars [4:44]
Disc #2 -- Nashville: The Supplements
1. Chapter 1 [1:10:26]
2. Chapter 2 [:38]
1. Chapter 1 [26:34]
1. Chapter 1 [12:28]
1. Chapter 1 [7:50]
1. Chapter 1 [12:32]

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