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Nashville

Released 1975
Distributor Paramount

Shot mostly in sequence with entirely on-set sound recording, this free-form metaphor for American society circa 1975 is one of Robert Altman’s most acclaimed and yet controversial projects. Susan Anspach was originally cast in the Ronee Blakeley role and Robert Duvall turned down the country star role that Henry Gibson played–the jury is out on whether Duvall could have written his own songs as Gibson did. Keenan Wynn was the only cast member who adhered to the script as written.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.