Nashville script
Nashville (1975)
Synopsis: Nashville is a 1975 American satirical musical comedy-drama film directed by Robert Altman. The film takes a snapshot of people involved in the country music and gospel music businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. The characters' efforts to succeed or hold on to their success are interwoven with the efforts of a political operative and a local businessman to stage a concert rally before the state's presidential primary for a populist outsider running for President of the United States on the Replacement Party ticket.

L.A. JOAN

He is just wonderful.

GREEN:

I'1l get your bag.

CUT TO:

15 EXT. LANDING AREA - AIRPORT - DAY

GLENN has just deposited a postcard in a mailbox and approaches a

gathering cluster of people. NORMAN and TRICYCLE MAN are nearby.

Everybody is waiting for BARBARA JEAN to appear. GLENN steps

close to NORMAN.

GLENN:

Am I late?

NORMAN:

Late! Oh, Jesus!

He runs off.

16 ANOTHER ANGLE

As NORMAN runs toward passenger loading, we see HAVEN'S jeep

arrive with HAVEN, BUD and PEARL. It parks and all climb out.

REESE and TRIPLETTE approach the 'Barbara Jean' plane. BARNETT

is already on the runway, making arrangements. HAVEN'S group all

shake hands.

HAVEN:

Delbert, how are you?

REESE:

I'm fine. This here is John

Triplette. Triplette, like you to

meet the Honorary Mayor, Haven

Hamilton.

HAVEN:

Good to meet you.

(turns to BUD)

Bud, have them move the horses.

TRIPLETTE:

Pleasure

REESE:

Where is she?

HAVEN:

Still inside the plane posing for

pictures and signing autographs.

She's got a new album cut again.

She'll be down in a minute. But

she'll be late for the Opera if she

doesn't hurry. Bud, get the plane on

the walkie-talkie.

BUD fumbles on his walkie-talkie telephone, but can't seem to get

anything.

BUD:

They don't seem to be answering.

The ambulance boys are here, though.

Barnett always expects them to get

there like a shot. That thing only

goes a hundred fall bore with the

sirens going.

HAVEN:

Thank you, Bud.

BUD nods like he has been complimented.

17 ANGLE TOWARD PLANE

A wave of noise begins from the fans. The band and majorettes

and horses and ropers go into a rendition of one of her hit tunes

as BARBARA JEAN appears. Everyone is breaking their neck to see,

especially GLENN. HAVEN and REESE give her the first round of

applause, then go back to talking. TRIPLETTE has never been

exposed to anything quite like this before and stands a little in

awe of the situation.

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Joan Tewkesbury

Joan Tewkesbury (born April 8, 1936) is an American film and television director, screenwriter, producer and actress. She had a long association with the celebrated director Robert Altman, and wrote the screenplays for two of his films, Thieves Like Us (1974) and Nashville (1975). Nashville has been called "Altman's masterpiece", and Tewkesbury's screenplay was widely honored including a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay. Beyond the work with Altman, Tewkesbury has directed and written many television movies and episodes for television series. more…

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