Gen X rock buffs can revel in nostalgia with the High Fidelity soundtrack. The film centers on the romantic escapades of record-store owner and ex-club DJ Rob Gordon John Cusack and his full-time obsession with music. Since High Fidelity has as much to do with vinyl addiction as it does with the difficulties of love, great care has been taken with its selection of tracks, a solidly eccentric collection of heartache-heavy pop gems ranging from obscure '60s bands and groundbreaking artists like the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan , to Stevie Wonder and Stereolab. As in the film, there's a method to the compilers' elitist rock-geek madness.
Jack Black: Barry Judd
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High Fidelity is a American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears. The film is based on the British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby , with the setting moved from London to Chicago and the name of the lead character changed. After seeing the film, Hornby expressed his happiness with Cusack's performance, saying that "at times, it appears to be a film in which John Cusack reads my book. Rob Gordon is a self-confessed music loving everyman with a poor understanding of women. He is dumped by his latest girlfriend, Laura, and attempts to understand what is the failure in his relationships by seeking out old partners. By day, he works at his record store, Championship Vinyl, where customers drift through. His employees, especially with musical elitism, are Dick and Barry, the "musical moron twins".
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Sign in. Barry : I wanna date a musician. Rob Gordon : I wanna live with a musician. She'd write songs at home and ask me what I thought of them, and maybe even include one of our little private jokes in the liner notes.
Agree about King Kong where Jack Black was horribly miscast. However, I disagree with you about Shallow Hal. Although not a great movie, there are some really memorable scenes. The scene in Shallow Hal where he visits the burn unit near the end of the movie and realizes that he was only able to see the inner beauty of the burned little girl was magical.