Okay, I've seen five films by Robert Altman - MASH, McCabe and Mrs Miller, The Long Goodbye, Short Cuts and now Nashville - and my conclusion is: Nah, not for me. He's not a bad filmmaker, and I can see he created something new, but his style just doesn't appeal to me. I think I started disliking the film almost right away with the introduction of Geraldine Chaplin as a babbling, clueless reporter, and it doesn't really get much better. It feels like Altman is looking down on these people, and since there are so many of them walking around, we don't really get to know any of them. How much ended up on the cutting room floor? What happened to Shelley Duvall's character? I guess the film is "real", and "like life", but so what? And besides Keith Carradine's I'm Easy, most of the music is not that good.