Coal Miners Daughter 25th Anniversary Edition

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Kentucky teen loretta webb marries doolittle lynn and becomes country singer loretta lynn. Best actress oscar for spacek.


Studio Universal
SKU 40718156
UPC 025192675324
UPC 14 00025192675324
Format DVD
Release Date 8/22/2010
Rating Rating
Country Music
Country Singers
Essential Cinema
Rags To Riches
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The story of Loretta Lynn, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER charts the rise of the queen of country music from her upbringing in backwoods Appalachia to stardom at the Grand Ole Opry. One of eight children, she married at age 13 and was a mother of four at age 20. Shy and naive, she was pushed into music by her husband, Doolittle, who gave her a guitar instead of a ring for their wedding, in what was to be a career that also tracked her complicated relationship with this man. His strengths helped her create numerous hit singles, but his weaknesses inspired such immortal songs as "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man." Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for her virtuoso performance, mimicking Lynn's voice nearly perfectly, while Beverly D'Angelo solidly impersonates Patsy Cline; unlike other music biographies, this film features both actors using their own voices in the singing scenes. Country music legend Ernest Tubb also makes a cameo. For director Michael Apted, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is one in a series of films--AGATHA, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, and NELL--he has made about strong, eccentric women.
Plot Summary
Summary This biographical drama of Loretta Lynn, country music's grand dame, traces the highs and lows of her career from rustic Appalachia to stardom. The film, directed by the English director Michael Apted (NELL), stars Sissy Spacek in an Oscar-winning performance as Lynn. Tommy Lee Jones plays her husband, Doolittle, and Beverly D'Angelo appears as Patsy Cline.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "If you born in the mountains, you got three choices: coal mine, moonshine, or moving on down the line."--Lee (William Sanderson) to Doolittle (Tommy Lee Jones)
Quote "This pie ain't the only thing salty about you."--Doolittle to Loretta (Sissy Spacek)
Variety "...A thoughtful, endearing film....Both Spacek and D'Angelo deserve a special nod of credit for doing all of their own singing with style and accuracy..." 02/20/1980
New York Times "...Four extraordinary performances....Spacek is luminous..." 03/07/1980 p.C8
Michael Apted
Sissy Spacek
Beverly D'Angelo
Tommy Lee Jones
Cast & Crew
Beverly D'Angelo - Actor
Levon Helm - Actor
Loretta Lynn - Based on Novel By
Michael Apted - Director
Owen Bradley, et al. - Musical Score
Ralf D. Bode - Cinematographer
Sissy Spacek - Actor
Thomas Rickman - Screenplay
Tommy Lee Jones - Actor
Zelda Barron, et al. - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1980
Catalog ID 26753
UPC 00025192675324
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Oscar (1981) Sissy Spacek, Winner, Best Actress,John W. Corso, et al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Ralf D. Bode, Nominee, Best Cinematography,Arthur Schmidt, Nominee, Best Film Editing,Bernard Schwartz, Nominee, Best Picture
Golden Globe (1981) Sissy Spacek, Winner, Best Motion Picture Actress-Musical/Comedy
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review Rags-to-riches story of country singer Loretta Lynn is among the best musical bios ever made, though final quarter does slide over some "down side" details. Spacek won well-deserved Oscar (and did her own singing), but Jones, D'Angelo, and Helm (drummer for The Band) are just as good.
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 8
Product Attributes
Actor Spacek,Sissy
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin Spacek won a well-deserved Oscar...

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