Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's On TV Right Now?

Breaking ... Coal Miner's Daughter is on Turner Classic Movies right now, and--spoiler alert--it's FANTASTIC!

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  1. And we join this program in progress, as Sissy Spacek is getting into a car in downtown Nashville one night with a man who claims to be Patsy Cline's husband, sending her children home with Doo.

    "Bye-bye, Momma!"

    This movie is fantastic!

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  2. A couple of birthdays ago, my partner bought me a CD of Grand Ole Opry performances that Cracker Barrel put out. Here's where I come down on the three heavyweight girl singers on the CD: Loretta Lynn is a gifted singer-songwriter who makes a song uniquely her own; Dolly Parton is the quintessential entertainer who is totally in command of everything happening around her, and Patsy Cline was a voice of such pure divinity that it could redeem any ol' band that happened to be playing behind her. (Otis Redding was that way, too.)

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  3. Oh, man ... Patsy Cline's dead, right after giving Loretta a bunch of hand-me-down maternity clothes. They were going to go shopping together on Monday. So sad.

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  4. I don't think I'm going to make it this late, so I just want to to call out a scene late in this movie--Tommy Lee Jones has just shown Sissy Spacek the layout of the house he's going to have built for them, and, after an argument, the two share a smile at each other while they're driving off in his Jeep. That's about my favorite single moment in any movie ever.

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  5. "Alright, you liked her last album a lot ... she loves you, too ... she'll pray for you, too ... lady, you're gonna have to quit that crying ... get some sleep; it'll be better in the morning ... I guarantee it ..."

    This movie is fantastic.

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  6. Oh, no, now she's forgetting her lyrics out on the road. Here we go.

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  7. "Darling, I don't know what to tell you. I swear, I don't. ... Hell, baby, there ain't nothing I can tell you. ... All I can do is to tell you to get the hell out there and sing for the folks."

    I'm going to start saying that to Rachel on Sunday mornings that she preaches.

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  8. And Loretta drops the mike ... collapses ... and is carried off stage by Doo.

    Yep, that should do it right there. How does this thing not win the Oscar every year?

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  9. "I don't want a divorce. I just want the dadgum bedroom in the back of the house."

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  10. That's some writing right there, boy.

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  11. love this movie. tommy lee jones is super as doo. my mother told me the story about the girl getting one pair of shoes before winter to last thru spring. i was told her story before the song was written. in her story the girl was my mother.

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