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Patsy Cline was one of the first great female stars of country music, and her best-known hits (such as "Sweet Dreams" and "Walking After Midnight") not only broadened the audience for country but brought a new sophistication to the Nashville sound. Cline was at the peak of her popularity when she died in a plane crash in 1963, and Sweet Dreams is a biopic which examines her life and career, with a particular focus on her troubled relationship with her second husband, Charlie Dick. Cline (played by Jessica Lange) is unhappily married and playing small-time gigs in West Virginia when she meets Dick (Ed Harris), whose charm and aggressive self-confidence catch her attention. In time, Cline leaves her husband to marry Dick, and she gives up music to focus on raising their children. But after Dick goes into the Army, Cline begins singing again, and after joining forces with manager Randy Hughes (David Clennon), Cline becomes a rising star on the country music scene. However, Cline's success fuels her self-confidence, much to Dick's annoyance, and he becomes increasingly abusive (both physically and emotionally) as she attempts to assert her independence. Rather than attempt to re-create Patsy Cline's vocals, Jessica Lange instead opted to lip-synch with Cline's original recordings. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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|Grouped Work ID||62296984-9146-1380-c79c-078a5361cf50|
|Grouping Title||sweet dreams|
|Grouping Author||silver screen|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-04 01:21:46AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-19 07:46:34AM|
Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963,
Gross, Charles, 1934-
Harris, Ed, 1950-
Schwartz, Bernard, 1918-2003,
Wedgeworth, Ann, 1934-2017,
Cooke, Malcolm,editor of moving image work.
Greenberg, Robbie,director of photography.
HBO Video (Firm),publisher.
Reisz, Karel,film director.
Schwartz, Bernard,1918-2003,film producer.
Silver Screen Partners,presenter.
|available_at_pineriver||Piner River Library|
|detailed_location_pineriver||Pine River Adult DVD|
|display_description||Sweet Dreams is the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline, charting the most dramatic years of her efforts to become a top country singer.|
|itype_pineriver||Adult DVD fiction|
|local_callnumber_pineriver||DVD F Sweet|
|owning_library_pineriver||Piner River Library|
|owning_location_pineriver||Piner River Library|
Cline, Patsy, -- 1932-1963
Cline, Patsy, -- 1932-1963. -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|title_full||Sweet dreams / HBO Films in association with Silver Screen Partners presents a Bernard Schwartz production ; a Karel Reisz film ; produced by Bernard Schwartz ; written by Robert Getchell ; directed by Karel Reisz|