Thursday, April 14, 2016

Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines: L is for Loretta!


Give me an A! Give me a B! Yada yada yada ... L!  Two, in fact!

It's that time again (uh...midnight-ish in the South) and time for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z challenge  This is my 2nd year attempting to complete the challenge without embarassing the whole dang family, dogs, and various hangers-on.

Thanks to the creator, Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out), and the team that helps make thewhole A-to-Z shebang happen. A list of great participants can be found at the A to Z Blog site.  The basic idea is to blog every day in April except Sundays (26 days), alphabetically, theme optional. Of course, I had to go with a theme: Favorite Characters, Favorite Lines

Now, some of your will beg to differ with me about this "character", but face it: no one is real on the good ole' silver screen. Some actors manage to come soooo close to what we think the person portrayed might really be like. That's the way I felt about Sissy Spacek's portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter

This is one case where the Oscars got it right; she gave a great performance. If you've ever watched the real Loretta Lynn in action, Sissy Spacek's portrayal just looks better and better.


L is for Loretta!


Loretta's Daddy, Ted Webb: I ain't ever gonna see you again.
Loretta: Yes you will, daddy.
Daddy: Maybe, but I ain't never gonna see my little girl again.


Radio station manager: And come off that dumb hillbilly act!
Doolittle Lynn: If you knew Loretta, you'd know that ain't no act.
Loretta Lynn: Thank you, honey.


Loretta: I done wrote me a song, Betty Sue. Your mama dadgome songwriter now.
Betty Sue (daughter): That's a nice song, mama.
Loretta: Thank you, baby.


Loretta Lynn: I may be ignorant, but I ain't stupid!



Loretta: [catches hubby Doolittle with another woman]
Woman, if you want to keep that arm, you better get it off my husband.
Girl: Who are you telling what?
Loretta: I don't know who you are, but I know what you are.


"I was born a coal miner's daughter..."

23 comments:

  1. I loved the movie & I loved HER!!

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    1. Yeah, I'm finally on the same page with you, Fran! I was starting to feel guilty...like I was anti-ducky, and we can't have that.

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  2. Though I was not a Loretta fan, I do recall watching this film with my sisters.

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    1. Sister chaparones not required, but cool beans!

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  3. I just watched this movie again a few weeks ago. Probably for the zillionth time. So fun fact, Sissy Spacek is from small east Texas town where my grandma lives in Quitman. There is a sign of course, Home of Sissy Spacek. There is even a street named after her and I see it everytime I'm there because the Sonic is on that street. Then a few miles down the road ( 10 miles maybe)is Lindale - home of country singer Miranda Lambert.

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    1. I love it when a town boasts it's association with a native son/daughter.

      My hometown in Ohio (Youngstown) was like that, too. Ed O'Neil was from Youngstown, and Boom Boom Mancini! Dean Martin started out at a bar downtown. In Knoxville, we're all about Peyton Manning, ever since he played for the Vols (not born here, folks!) and Kenny Chesney, Dale Dickie, David Keith...

      Like you said, everyone loves to be the "home of."

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  4. Sissy Spacek portrayed her well in the movie!

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    1. Yeah, I loved her...best since "Carrie."

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    1. And still you are contributing to society! See? Hollywood was wrong all along.

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  6. SISTER FROM ANOTHER MISTER ~
    I wanna know who you was goin' to the movies with when we were kids. 'Cause it sure weren't me!

    I never saw this movie either, but I'll bet I'd like it. Country folks are the best, and SOUTHERN country folks are the best of the best.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. It's a great movie. If you can get the anniversary DVD, it has an interview with Tommy Lee Jones. He tells a story about his hound dog, Travis, that I love.

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    2. Brudder, I just never miss an opportunity to see a movie; I'll even watch duds "just in case." If they pass the "Cherdo 10" (ten minutes of viewing), then great! If not, I've just lost ten minutes. As a result, I've seen many flicks that I otherwise wouldn't have given the time o' day.

      I was at the movies, brudder, and you were probably doin' chores...like Cinderfella...

      ;-)

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  7. I love the real Loretta and the movie Loretta. The part about Loretta not knowing what horny meant is priceless. I would love to visit her house and museum. WDW said he'd take me there last summer. Then he said it was too hard on his stomach to be away from home. God forbid he should lose five pounds. Coal Miner's Daughter is a superior movie. Excellent post with great quotes, my Cherdo.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. My dear Janie-poo, I thought this would be the kind o' flick you'd like. Strong women, hard situations, and they rise above! If only everyone could pull that off, every time.

      Be nice to WDW, ha ha.

      Love ya!

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  8. I don't think I saw this one either. Back when it came out, it just wasn't my cup of joe. Ironically, I think I'd really like it NOW. Just shows how we change I suppose. I'm making a note to look for it.

    I didn't get a chance to comment on yesterday's post (though I read it). That was another movie I didn't see. I don't know if I'll watch it or not, but the comments in your comments section made me laugh. That's something. :)

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    1. I didn't think it was my cup of Joe, either. Not much of a LL fan, but I loved Sissy Spacek's portrayal and I thought I little more of LL afterwards.

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  9. Wait a minute--- every pic is of Sissy, not the real L~~~

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    1. That was he character, in this case. :-)

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    2. Uh...not "he"...that was supposed to be "the."

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  10. I am so far behind, forgive me...unexpected visitors, my mom and other stuff so I am playing catch up. This was a good movie and Sissy Spacek was excellent in singing the songs.

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  11. I thought Sissy Spacek was brilliant in this role. :)

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  12. I haven't seen the movie, but you made it sound interesting. The truth is, I hardly ever see a movie. I'd rather read.

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