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The Buddy Holly Story(1978)

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  • The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

    • James Higgins
    • 3/7/10

    81/100. Gary Busey's performance certainly contributes a lot to the success to this film. The music of Buddy Holly is given loving tribute, and such superb and groundbreaking music it is. The film has a nice flair for the period detail of the time, it's evident an effort was made. Good sound and art direction, superb score. Charlie Martin Smith si great as one of the Crickets.

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    • Patricia Russell
    • 4/17/08

    I found this film on DVD in a bargain bin a couple of years ago and was thrilled. I well remember when Buddy Holly died. I was 13 years old and even at that age, I knew that a great thing had passed out of this world. So many really memorable songs in such a short lifetime. Such talent and so soon ended. I often wonder what he might have been had he lived. Buddy Holly used inovative ways to create music and in a time when music was so standard, he gave it wings to soar. I have named my dog PeggySue and she loves it when the oldies station in Cincinnati plays "her song." I can't honestly say that the acting is excellent and I don't personally know that all the facts about Buddy's private life as portrayed in the movie are correct. To me, it doesn't matter. What does matter is this, because he did live and create such music the world I grew up in was a finer, more exciting place and I was only one of many teenagers that missed him terribly after he died in 1959. The movie is worth watching and owning.

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