Friday, 18 August 2017

Coal Miners Daughter - 1980

Quality film making. There are so many scenes in this movie that could be in 1990, 1890 and 2019. 

It's a timeless movie in this and many respects.

Sissy Spacek is, as usual, extraordinary.

As an aside Tommy Lee Jones who plays Loretta's husband in the movie, has a Neanderthal brow, supporting the DNA evidence that Homo Sapien both decimated, coexisted and bred with Neanderthals. 

Online I discovered that Spacek expected fellow Texan Tommy Lee Jones to be a good old boy but soon learned he was a sophisticated Harvard graduate. "I can honestly say he's always the smartest person in the room," she wrote in her autobiography. "Tommy Lee had great instincts about the film. ... He elevated my performance in every way."