Back then two people running off and getting married without their parents approval is something that a lot of people would never dare to do.
I don't know if it's a cultural thing, but I'm from Appalachia and I honestly don't know that I'd marry someone my parents disapproved of to the extent that they would kick me out of the family. (Knowing my parents they would never kick me out of the family, they're too liberal.) But family is still something here where your fourth and fifth cousins are still your cousins, and aside from the people who live in old coal camps, I still know a lot of people who live on "family land".
Matewan, by John Sayles. One of the best films of the 1980's, set about 30 years after the feud, in Matewan in the heart of the Tug Forks River valley. Great music, great acting, great story, and really good accents.
Oh my god, you weren't kidding about the accents, were you? I'm from KY, and not WV, but the dialect is largely the same. I never quite had the dialect but I do have the accent, but I know a lot of people who had it to varying degrees. My maternal grandmother's was a bit thicker than the one I heard in the trailer, I found, but it sounds good so far.
I agree with those who can't quite tell who is on which side but I'm still interested. Did Jonesy sleep with Roseanna's cousin?
I think he did. They never said specifically but he mentioned she looked like her twice and then they woke up naked next to her. Honestly I think Johnse is a bit of an idiot. I wouldn't mind to see him killed just so I could hear him stop talking. (Not that I don't hope he lived a long happy life in reality.)