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“With its eclectic cast of individuals from all walks of life (typical for Altman), its sprawling narrative of disjointed personal and professional connections (ditto), and its setting of a distinctly American city around the time of our nation’s bicentennial, Nashville comes across as more than a fictional depiction of characters embodying certain nationalistic traits; it truly feels like the film itself is America in a nutshell.”
Any film buff knows the legacy of Robert Altman’s 1970 black comedy film MASH. First realizing that you’re laughing hysterically and then intellectualizing that the context of the humour is a “meatball surgery army base” in the middle of the Korean War says some interesting things about where we can find comedy.