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Sissy Spacek & Cole Miners Daughter

I just rewatched Carrie and thought Spacek was just so specular that I looked up her filmography. Many said "Cole Miners Daughter" was the best biopic ever made. From there I did a deep dive and her competition for the Oscars was insane the year that she won. Beth Jarret was a contender. Was Sissy's performance that good? I watched it last night and it was no Bohemany Rhapsody. I didn't think it was that stellar, but I do like Spacek. She seems completely separate from Hollywood, yet had received multiple Oscar nomination. WHET ever happened to her?

by Anonymousreply 55June 23, 2022 11:19 PM

They mine cole now?

by Anonymousreply 1June 23, 2022 7:25 AM

Yes, where do you think cole slaw comes from? The cole mine, of course.

by Anonymousreply 2June 23, 2022 7:26 AM

[quote]"Cole Miners Daughter" ... I watched it last night and it was no Bohemany Rhapsody

Delete your account. Your opinion sucks and you can't spellcheck worth shit.

by Anonymousreply 3June 23, 2022 7:26 AM

She did her own singing and looked and sounded amazingly like Loretta Lynn.

The film is good but I still think Carrie is her best performance (and film.)

She's still working. Shows up on TV a lot.

by Anonymousreply 4June 23, 2022 7:28 AM

OP It's "Coal Miner's Daughter".. if you can't get that right, who gives a shit what you think...sorry, not sorry

by Anonymousreply 5June 23, 2022 7:30 AM

[quote]Sissy Spacek & Cole Miners Daughter

Is this a movie about Gary Cole's daughter?

by Anonymousreply 6June 23, 2022 7:31 AM

Go do one. Cinesnatch. Your are such a rude bitch.

Who the fuck cares about spelling errors. DL is so easily derailed.

by Anonymousreply 7June 23, 2022 7:35 AM

Didn't she pause her career for yeaaars to raise her kids on a Virginia farm? I wonder her career trajectory would have been like had she continued in HW.

by Anonymousreply 8June 23, 2022 7:41 AM

She worked steadily thru the 80s in major films. Then she turned 40 and things tend to slow down then for actresses not named Meryl.

by Anonymousreply 9June 23, 2022 7:44 AM

It seemed like she was nomynatid for an Oscur ervy otter year in the ateies.

by Anonymousreply 10June 23, 2022 7:45 AM

Not only did you misspell "coal," you said "it was no Bohemian Rhapsody." How are we supposed to take you seriously, OP?

by Anonymousreply 11June 23, 2022 7:56 AM

The first name, ‘Cole’ must be gaining in popularity.

Didn't know so many watched ‘The Affair’.

by Anonymousreply 12June 23, 2022 8:15 AM

[quote] "Go do one. Cinesnatch. Your are such a rude bitch."

Perhaps they are, but I don't disagree wiith them.

by Anonymousreply 13June 23, 2022 8:28 AM

OP is parody, surely.

by Anonymousreply 14June 23, 2022 8:33 AM

Very talented actress—Carrie is my favorite movie of all time—who was never interested in playing The Hollywood Game. Lives on a farm in Virginia with her husband Jack Fiske, who art directed Badlands and Days of Heaven, among others.

Mr. Blackwell was a big fan. During her late 70s/early 80s peak on a post-Oscars local L.A. morning show, he praised her talent and gave her a pass re her wardrobe, stating "she's just not into fashion."

by Anonymousreply 15June 23, 2022 8:46 AM

R2, Spacek is Night Sky, not Dark Skies.

... in case anybody was looking for it.

by Anonymousreply 16June 23, 2022 8:54 AM

Oh, wait. Maybe R2 was mocking OP. Well, anyway, it's Night Sky. Is it any good?

Spacek was good in Bloodline, but the cast in the first season was so great overall, she didn't really stand out. I've forgotten the second and third seasons because they were forgettable, but she was probably OK in those, too. She's a good actress.

by Anonymousreply 17June 23, 2022 8:58 AM

I loved CMD - after she hits the big time & goes on tour, the movie really illustrates the drudgery & monotony of the road. And the pressure on her, not just to support her husband & family, but now this whole entourage that depended on her. The movie doesn't make her out to be a saint, but her story is still compelling. I'd never given much thought to her LL prior to that.

But back to Sissy, she is a great actress, but I think she only fits a certain type of roles, if that makes sense. Plus, like LL, she always seemed like a country girl at heart & didn't want to play the game. But she's been in various small roles over the years & she elevates whatever she's in

by Anonymousreply 18June 23, 2022 8:59 AM

I think OP meant Natalie Cole.

by Anonymousreply 19June 23, 2022 9:04 AM

R15 Jack Fisk not Fiske.

Like the gay porn star from the late 70s/early 80s. Dick Fisk (no e at the end).

by Anonymousreply 20June 23, 2022 9:10 AM

She stole my fucking Oscar, the pasty cunt!

by Anonymousreply 21June 23, 2022 9:19 AM

Mary did look rather sour that night.

by Anonymousreply 22June 23, 2022 9:52 AM

You just can’t beat the lyric,

In the summertime we didn’t have have shoes to wear

But in the wintertime we’d all get a brand new pair,

From a mail order catalog, money made from selling a hog

by Anonymousreply 23June 23, 2022 10:08 AM

This post is such a mess it feels like trolling.

by Anonymousreply 24June 23, 2022 10:14 AM

She was great in Badlands (1973)

by Anonymousreply 25June 23, 2022 10:39 AM

I’m proud to be a Cole Miner’s Daughter

by Anonymousreply 26June 23, 2022 11:15 AM

In The Bedroom

The Grass Harp

The Long Walk Home

Crimes of the Heart

All Sissy Spacek movies worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 27June 23, 2022 11:16 AM

r27 "'night, mother" too

Though I find many younger fraus hate her in that role, exclaiming she was too skinny, young, and pretty for the role, but then their favored films of hers are either Carrie or Trading Mom. Which otherwise devalues their opinion of saying anything, really.

by Anonymousreply 28June 23, 2022 11:29 AM

I'm embarrassed to admit that R15 made me laugh out loud.

by Anonymousreply 29June 23, 2022 11:36 AM

I'm sorry, I meant R10

by Anonymousreply 30June 23, 2022 11:38 AM

The Straight Story. She's heartbreaking and genuine. And most actors couldn't have done that role without giving an affected performance.

by Anonymousreply 31June 23, 2022 11:40 AM

Her best movie is Robert Altman's "3 Women."

by Anonymousreply 32June 23, 2022 11:41 AM

She’s excellent in Coal Miner’s Daughter.

It’s too bad she’s a total cunt. I know someone who worked on that show she’s in now with JK Simmons who said she was a terror. Every single person on the cast and crew (Simmons included) absolutely hated her guts and avoided her whenever possible.

by Anonymousreply 33June 23, 2022 11:41 AM

OP, my name is spelled Beth Jarrett.

by Anonymousreply 34June 23, 2022 11:58 AM

Sissy is very talented.

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by Anonymousreply 35June 23, 2022 12:00 PM

R33 Interesting. I've never heard anyone say anything negative about her before

by Anonymousreply 36June 23, 2022 12:10 PM

She's a friend-of-a-friend. She's the most down to Earth person you could meet. Spends most of her time as a mom and grandmother these days.

by Anonymousreply 37June 23, 2022 12:30 PM

OP, please. She had NO competition. From the moment CMD opened in the spring of that year - the Oscar was HERS. And deservedly so.

“No Bohemian Rhapsody”?! Da fuq?! Sissy set the STANDARD against every musical bio pic is measured. She did her own singing! To my mind, she’s the ONLY actor to have set the performance standard in not one but TWO film genres: musical bio pic (possibly equalled but never surpassed) and horror (by a mile! no one else even comes close).

So, fuck off, OP. Plus she married the handsome and talented Jack Fisk. Go fuck yourself, OP. ITS CARRIE! (Ashtray flies off the desk and creases OP’s scalp.)

by Anonymousreply 38June 23, 2022 12:33 PM

Her husband was also the art director for David Lynch's Eraserhead!

by Anonymousreply 39June 23, 2022 1:41 PM

R36 Sure, Jan.

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by Anonymousreply 40June 23, 2022 2:12 PM

Oops. Sure, Jan is directed to R33 not R36.

by Anonymousreply 41June 23, 2022 2:14 PM

I was going to single out a few films mentioned in R27. She played the sour domineering sister of Piper Laurie in "The Grass Harp", and would have been right in Laurie's role as well. She also was better than Keaton and Lange in "Crimes of the Heart". She was the driving force of that film's plot so anything that the other two sisters did hailed in comparison. "The Long Walk Home" was very good too. It should have gotten more attention when it came out. Her role in "The Help" seems to be a follow-up to her character from that.

I would also mention "Tuck Everlasting" which I saw after seeing the musical. Mae Tuck was my favorite character in that movie/Broadway show. She took the typical loving mother role and made something special of it, as did Carolee Carmello on Broadway..

by Anonymousreply 42June 23, 2022 2:26 PM


Please use Google and just stop.

Just stop, please.

by Anonymousreply 43June 23, 2022 2:29 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody?! What a joke. The Live Aid scene was very well done but the rest was garbage. Coal Miner's Daughter was excellent and so was Sissy. Tommy Lee Jones gave a hell of a performance too. He was kinda hunky but those acne scars? Yikes!

by Anonymousreply 44June 23, 2022 2:38 PM

The Live Aid scene in BoRhap looked like a PS4 game. Like shit. If only looks good if you compare it to the I’m Still Standing recreation in the worse in every way Rocketman.

by Anonymousreply 45June 23, 2022 3:07 PM

Coal Miner's Daughter made $67M+ in 1980 at the domestic box office; adjusted for inflation, that's about $250M, which is more than what Bohemian Rhapsody made at the domestic box office ($216M) -- unsurprisingly, Bohemian Rhapsody was a far bigger hit internationally than Coal Miner's Daughter.

by Anonymousreply 46June 23, 2022 3:21 PM

But was she Kuntry when Kuntry wasn’t Cooooooooooooooool?

by Anonymousreply 47June 23, 2022 3:44 PM

[quote]She's a friend-of-a-friend. She's the most down to Earth person you could meet. Spends most of her time as a mom and grandmother these days.

Those are the stories I've heard about Sissy - unpretentious and friendly. Most of what I've heard about Sissy comes from a friend who developed an acquaintance with Sissy and her family through a business relationship over several years.

Who knows what was actually happening on that one set?

by Anonymousreply 48June 23, 2022 3:48 PM

Can we give a shout out to Tommy Lee Jones being a brooding piece of ass?

by Anonymousreply 49June 23, 2022 4:36 PM

I forgot about "In the Bedroom"; she was excellent in that movie - the scene where she lays into Marisa Tomei's character (who really wasn't at fault) was brutal as was the scene when she & the husband just tear into each other.

by Anonymousreply 50June 23, 2022 4:45 PM

R50, 'In the Bedroom' is a wonderful film and Spacek is outstanding in it. Very few actresses would choose to underplay the moments she did, and I felt the character was all the more intriguing as a result. She nearly swept the Best Actress awards that year, and I do wish she had taken home her second Oscar -- her scene with the priest alone was enough to warrant it, but she's fantastic all the way through.

by Anonymousreply 51June 23, 2022 6:48 PM

She was a s*** in violets are blue.

by Anonymousreply 52June 23, 2022 6:57 PM

Coal Miner’s Daughter led to a renewed interest in Patsy Cline. Beverly D’Angelo was excellent as Patsy (I think she did her own singing as well) and they should have let her recreate the role in the Cline biopic, Sweet Dreams. But alas, we got the miscast Jessica Lange.

by Anonymousreply 53June 23, 2022 9:02 PM

R53: It's a shame, Beverly D"Angelo, didn't get an Oscar nomination for, "Coal Miner's Dauhter", she deserved it.

by Anonymousreply 54June 23, 2022 9:30 PM

^ 'scuse me

We is tryin' to descuss the pitcher "Cole Mines Daughter"

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