COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is coming! Other Apted news...including SEs of Enigma & Enough!

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  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    It was Michael Apted's 14th film he directed, and his first real success box-office-wise. According to an article in this week's issue of Video Store Magazine, he is working on the DVD edition shortly of Coal Miners Daughter!! [​IMG] :
     
  2. Michael St. Clair

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    Oh, God.
    I hate "Coal Miner's Daughter". I honestly think it is almost completely without merit and the most overrated film of the 1980s. The fact that this came out the same year as 'Raging Bull' and 'The Elephant Man', and still got any nominations is a testament to the quality of the cocaine circulating during that time period.
    I own "Coal Miner's Daughter" on a used Discovision laserdisc, because years ago $3 was the most I was willing to spend on this film after my wife begged me and begged me to get it.
    Of course, she'll insist I get the DVD. But I have warned her, whenever I watch it, I get to send it up in pure MST3K style! My nickname for Loretta Lynn is 'The Hillbilly Princess'.
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  3. David Lambert

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    God, Michael...thanks for bursting my bubble! [​IMG]
    This is one of the few store-bought VHS tapes I have left to replace. I love it, and the missus loves it more.
    I for one, will be pleased to get a great DVD SE of it, overrated or not! To each their own. :p) [​IMG]
     
  4. Michael St. Clair

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    David,
    I don't think one iota less of you for liking this movie. We all have different tastes, and too each our own opinon. [​IMG]
    It's what makes the world go round. I'd hate to live in a world where we all like the same thing.
    But you have to admit that just knowing this got noms the same year as 'The Elephant Man' and 'Raging Bull' makes you think the world we live in must be divide up into multiple parallel universes. [​IMG]
    My wife has gone to see Loretta Lynn a couple of times. Did you know before her concerts several dozens of people walk up to the stage to pay tribute by leaving various flowers and gifts for her?
    I swear I wasn't born for these times. [​IMG]
     
  5. MatthewA

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    Guy 2: Yeah. What is it?

    Guy 1: It's the sound of a thread crap.

    Guy 2: Definitely.
     
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  7. Kevin J Willis

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    I, for one, will buy "Coal Miners Daughter" when it comes out. Sissy Specek IS Loretta Lynn in this movie.
     
  8. Brook K

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    But will we ever get a box set of Apted's UP Documentaries?
     
  9. Julian Lalor

    Julian Lalor Supporting Actor

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    Both The Elephant Man and Raging Bull were nominated for Best Picture Oscars alongside Coal Miner's Daughter. What's the problem here? Coal Miner's Daughter hardly pushed them out of contention and itself only won for Best Actress. Since when were the Oscars the barometer for quality cinema anyway?

    All three are great films, IMHO, and I'm looking forward to a Spacek commentary. Now, if someone would just release 3 Women (a commentary from Altman on that I could live without, however a commentary from the 3 actresses would be great).
     
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    Damn. This magazine article couldn't have come out last week, before I bought the bare bones Enigma?
     
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  12. David Lambert

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    Aha. Did the search on Coal, on Miner's, and on Daughter. No results that had this news, from what I could tell from the headers. Including the Enough/Enigma bit was an afterthought, long after I'd finished the search.
    Well, the CMD fans like me will now see this news per the subject line, at least. [​IMG]
     
  13. Rain

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    Thanks for the news, David. Assuming this is an OAR disc, I'll be picking it up.
    Geez, were there any bad movies released in 1980? [​IMG]
     
  14. Brian-W

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    Tommy Lee Jones BEST performance in a movie, period.
    While people in the early 90's were marveling over his performance in The Fugitive (which was good), no one can recall his CMD performance. He showed a considerable acting range in that movie, whereas these days he plays nothing more than the bad-ass shit talking vigilante. Nothing wrong with that.
    In order to keep this thread respectable, we won't discuss Firebirds.
     
  15. David Lambert

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    Brian, you nailed it with your description of Tommy Lee Jones' performance in that film. He hit just about every emotion possible, didn't he? And carried it off so well...you believed him in the role.
    He hasn't stopped being a good actor, but he's never had a role as meaty as that since then. Excellent work...he should have been recognized for it more! However, all he got was a GG nomination. "Mooney" deserved better!!!
    Thanks for bringing it up. Oh, and kudos to Bevery D'Angelo as Patsy Cline, too. An awesome departure for her...something else only recognized by a GG nom. [​IMG]
     
  16. Brian-W

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    Just to go one step further, NO-ONE in CMD sucked. Every actor did a superb job and it is all very memorable.
    Now go ask "Clary"
     
  17. Steve Schaffer

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    Any word on whether the Enigma SE will have a decent transfer. Rented the current release and it looks like pixelized VHS--I mean truly terrible.
     
  18. Brian W.

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    I can't wait for Coal Miner's Daugher. I love it. The performances, the music, the sense of time and place. I love the vision she has of her father. That's the scene I remember most.
    You sure you don't just hate southerners, Michael? [​IMG]
     
  19. Vickie_M

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    I love Coal Miner's Daughter too, and if I had a husband who insisted on Mistying it instead of just leaving me alone to watch it in peace, he wouldn't BE my husband for very frigging long. Luckily my husband is polite and lets me watch movies I love that he doesn't without interjecting his own opinion.
    Great acting, great music, great cinematography, great everything. This is one of those near-perfect movies (though right off hand, I can't think of anything that *isn't* perfect about it).
     
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