Coal Miner’s Daughter

Coal Miner's Daughter
Biography, Music, Drama
1980

Director: Michael Apted Cast: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens, William Sanderson, Beverly D’Angelo, Bob Elkins, David Wm Gray

Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sissy Spacek)

Also Nominated For: Best Picture; Best Adapted Screenplay (Thomas Rickman); Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration; Best Sound; Best Film Editing

I First Saw In: 2016

Synopsis: How legendary country singer Loretta Lynn rose from poverty in a small mining town in Kentucky to international stardom.

Did You Know? Sissy Spacek and Beverly D’Angelo did all of their own singing.

Quotables: DOOLITTLE: What we gotta do next is figure out what to do next.

And now a Word from the Guise:
I’m familiar with some of Loretta Lynn’s music, but I don’t know anything about her life. Sissy Spacek and Beverly D’Angelo are excellent. Tommy Lee Jones is an abusive bastard. A very good film, though it is quite infuriating at times.

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