The Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story

DVD - 2005
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Dynamic tribute to one of the most influentail rock 'n' roll rollers of all time and the legacy he left behind.
Publisher: Culver Vity, CA : Columbia Pictures, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.42166092 Holly 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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lukasevansherman
Aug 27, 2014

Biopics are usually pretty lazy and formulaic and it's hard for an actor to capture an icon (James Brown, Jimi Hendrix) without coming across as merely a gifted mimic. So I was pleasantly surprised by this spirited movie about early rock and roll star Buddy Holly. Since he died quite young in a plane crash, the film has less ground to cover than say, that movie about Ray Charles (forgot what it was called). It wisely focuses on his music, which is still great. If you think of Gary Busey as, well, crazy Gary Busey, he gives a fine performance here and his singing is quite credible. I also learned that his wife was Hispanic. Also check out "Sweet Dreams," "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Walk the Line," and "La Bamba."

kpkowalski Feb 08, 2012

Full Screen 3:4 Ratio

aaa5756 Sep 19, 2011

A++ for Buddy Holly B+ for the movie!!!!

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