A big house with a white picket fence & yellow roses all around is all she craves. “I aint’ never known a woman like you. I can talk to you.” Do you know what that means. And a scene more romantic than a rose, he dances out on the parking lot with her. And while nothing but a violet, popsicle lime green and Indian corn yellow neon light glows, a small town semi-cab on the side. Just days earlier, she had told him, “People in hell want ice water. That don’t mean they get it.” A marriage to a man who has his own life all to himself, and some rather privatized cheating and exclusive things which specifically include hard working singer woman Patsy Cline, ready to go on and a blue man later, she tells a man who wants to love, give sole attention to and respect her like no other woman on earth. “Take a walk.” “Grey eyes he did with coal black eyelashes,” mama said about her husband after she started dating him before children, in the day. At first, he compliments her though and after she a rebuff just wishing to happen, he has to save some face somehow. So what does the prospective suitor do. Say something dumb, Charlie Dick did, like tell her a lie of some other country girl singer makes her songs sound bad. I don’t have to go after someone who has cob expression for a mentality, asserts a man who takes one look and falls in love at a seeming first sight. That and the more artsy version a lot more like a pop-fiction novel, more fantasy than the real harsh reality of the life of the real Patsy Cline behind the scenes, the romantization of abuse and the interesting appearance on the set of a young Affton, MO., John Goodman. Before an after the wedding ceremony, Charlie enthusiastically supported his wife. But also according to the tenet of the film play here Sweet Dreams the two had their share of disagreement. That and her dad had she said cold navy beans on a sandwich. Walking After Midnight, jumps to the No.# 16 hit list at the same moment as Charlie gets drafted. Only one suffice makes up for this. Elvis on a 45 r.p.m. singing I can’t help falling in love with you. Mama seems a bit abusive to Patsy tellin’ her she’s gonna hit her so hard her teeth may rattle and all. But mama hands Patsy a check at the same time she earned fair and square through sweat, blood & tears for a new car. A refreshing movie, the story base and the authentic acting bring forth thoughts of a time more simple. And the critical question for the film, a more peace and fresh rendition of a realistic style and interpretation for the way the Patsy Cline love affair with her (Jessica Lange played Patsy & Ed Harris her husband), and Sweet Dreams may had been most like. How was I to know you’d be untrue? Mise-en-scène though as that goes on, the film space occupied, Patsy leaves her husband behind after a Fort Bragg incident rendered her smacked and beat one night at close to nine months of her pregnancy. And just like another 1950’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, by author Tennessee Williams. Sometimes thoughts of that Delta plantation sin can haunt even a craft (draft) soldier who got away with it all. Charlie begs her come back home where he is. Charles won no Pulitzer Prize for his night of cheating sexually with an old girlfriend while his wife spent the night in a hospital giving birth alone and at a harder labor than expected. “Mama I feel so good. Mama I don’t care I feel so good,” soon flips to her a’singin’ still and going on with her life with Charlie. “Oh my darlin’ you’re cryin’ boo hoo hoo hoo.” At the start of the marriage, things looked uphill for Patsy, her career taking off and no children. But after the unexpected bout of pregnancy, and what with Patsy, as according to the story of the film, gives birth and Charlie uses flash pan shots of romance & memory on the mind of Patsy and those kinds of things to hold onto her. More predominant and important than that, Patsy sang a drive-in movie concert, a reminder of a not so past distant thing. But baby newborn and no money coming, Patsy tells mama she believes Nashville, Tenn. may plot the next demo. Randy Hayes stops her at the door and tells her he knows he can make her the most famous country singer in the world. Kitty Wells, right? Heck no, Hank Williams. “And I’m tellin you, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. You get my drift?” Nope. But the man convinces her singin’ slow and a love song like the slight fashion she did of Walkin in the smoked country nightclub where he the new talent agent, long ago spotted her. But the whole style changes after to some male back-up players with her for the Grand Ole’ Oprey debut. I fall to pieces each time I see you again. And a tribute to a woman in love or a woman who lets a man walk all over her like a welcome rug long since worn out the welcome. “Has he hit you?” Asks mama once her daughter a high school graduate. “Just that once,” attests Patty. Once means again says mama. But at just that moment, a car hit Patty, and that was what brought the next film critique to fruition, about what brought that other Kentucky woman forth, that and her and Loretta together as friends. In the meantime, Patty had some scars and a singing recording to deal with on a song Willie Nelson wrote, the infamous, “Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling this way, wondering (as most abused women do) what in the world did I do…crazy for trying, crazy for lovin’ you. Crazy for thinkin’ that my love could hold you.”Resources for abused women in this day and age don’t seem as good at times as the way the police locked up Patsy’s husband after he repeatedly beat her up, and as if good for nothing the next time, after he had cheated on her again. Some organizations may just try to put a band-aid on an abuser and stick the woman back in the same dangerous environment again where she could be murdered. Also, the harm done on her children who witness the mother being abused in addition to all of the other problems is immeasurable. A woman must do whatever she needs to do to stop a batterer and protect herself such as contacting police or sharing the secret of the abuse with someone deemed the most trustworthy. Strangely, the film played her life softer than what imagined.
Try the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224, if you are a woman or know a woman living in a situation of domestic abuse.
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http://www.abusedwomen.org/ & http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090722120828.htm & http://womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/get-help-for-violence/resources-by-state-violence-against-women.html