Monday, 11 July 2011

A-Z #89: High Fidelity

You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#89 - High Fidelity 

Why did I buy it?

To be honest, I hadn't seen the film when I bought it but I could completely relate to the rating of films, music, memories - whatever. I could rate my top 5 items of cutlery (fork at number one, obviously) and the idea that a non-linear narrative flashbacked to show Top 5 Break-Up's and set this within the context of a music-lover, like me, completely got me hook line and sinker. And I wasn't disappointed - it has remained one of my personal favourite films.

Why do I still own it?

It is so rewatchable. I think it was more rewatchable when I was single, but it still stands that it is a great film. I think the fantasy of living such a relaxed life whereby the only worry is the organisation of a record collection (and also so vintage with collecting records) equally transports me to a place that is so cool. Also, the sequence whereby Tim Robbins tells John Cusack the same news ("so... shall we leave it at that then ...?") and we see Cusacks reaction in three different ways, at one point had me in complete hysterics. My best friend and I rewound the sequence about twenty times and were crying with laughter. A brilliant film and some real happy memories.
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1 comment:

  1. You can re-watch this all the time because it works over and over again. However, the book was so much better and this is just OK compared to this. Good Review!


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