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Just in case you missed it...

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...when watching High Fidelity the first time around. Don't think anybody's mentioned this spotto before...

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Post by Spamuel L. Jackson »

And that one to the left of it looks a lot like "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" by Traffic.
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I remember reading somewhere about how John Cusack set up the record store down to the last little sticker on the wall. The records you see on screen are placed there because John Cusack wants you to see them. Probably 2% of the people who saw the movie knew the covers, and I feel like it's John Cusack's own little nod to all us "fucked up children".
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i think that it's interesting that in the book he's into his blues etc but in the film he's into post punk/velvets kind of thing
'raging and weeping are left on the early road
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I've not seen this film. Is it worth watching?
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Post by JPB »

I enjoyed the book. For the film they moved the setting to the USA which robbed it of some fun / geekiness. There's something special about trawling around UK dour dusty record shops! :D
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Fuzzhead wrote:I've not seen this film. Is it worth watching?
yeah. cusack really brings the character to life. it was my first exposure to hornby and i've loved other ones of his books that i've read. some slate the film but i for one enjoyed nearly as much as the book.
'raging and weeping are left on the early road
now each in his holy hill
the glittering and hurting days are alomst done
then let us compare mythologies
i have learned my elaborate lie
of soaring crosses and poisened thorns'
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For one who has not read the book, I very much enjoyed it.
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Post by Starfish »

I remember watching that scene as they were fighting and thinking "Oh God, please don't crush him against that vinyl edition of Perfect Prescription...."

.. watching through my fingers as my hands covered my face
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Starfish wrote:I remember watching that scene as they were fighting and thinking "Oh God, please don't crush him against that vinyl edition of Perfect Prescription...."
Yeah, better to crush him against the Traffic LP instead, it's not all that great.
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JACK BLACK CANNOT BE CRUSHED!
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Post by alan_cohaul »

The cool thing: those "movie props" like the background records, are all carefully chosen. Whoever did it, did their homework!
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Post by bambam »

funny how they picked the stereolab side project (turn on) for this shot as well... it's the yellow one behind the traffic LP. I remember watching this moving saying "got that one...want that one...". etc. The major disappointment I had in the movie was that the cut the scene with Beverly D'Angelo who played the spurned wife selling her cheating husband's collection which was my most memorable moment of the book. I'm sure that fear will keep many of us on the straight and narrow in all of our cohabitual relationships.

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Post by burningwheel »

cool. not sure if i ever saw this movie but will have to check it out
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Re: Just in case you missed it...

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dredging up an old post...

video clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ECyX8A3iP0
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Post by plastic37 »

Love it. Thanks for the link. I've only seen the film a couple of times and never noticed PP.
Great script.
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Is that Pretzel Logic next to the Stereolab lp?
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