My Top 300 Movies :: 166-170

166.¬†The Big Lebowski Stories in Los Angeles, unexpected character connections, and the wit and dark comedy of the Coen Brothers are some of the elements of this film that I love. There is something more, too – maybe it is the actors (so many in this that I love), the music connections (see if you can spot Aimee Mann and Flea), the friendships, or maybe it is the “follow your bliss” simplicity of “The Dude” himself. At first blush his slacker nature seems rooted in laziness, but I think under the surface there is more to it – a simplicity … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 166-170

Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

High Fidelity¬†:: Soundtrack Shout Out A movie centered around a record store based on a book by Nick Hornby starring John Cusack with an amazing soundtrack, how could I possibly resist this movie, I mean, so many things I love all in one film, amazing. I spent many years working in record stores, and many more years haunting them almost religiously, feeding my never sated hunger for new music. Probably due to this life fact I enjoyed the scenes in the record store the best in the film, a close second would be the scenes with Rob and his record … Continue reading Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

High Fidelity :: Monday Movie Moments

High Fidelity (2000) “What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?” ~ Rob A movie based around music, conversations about music, obsessing about music, life working in a record store, and the interweaving of music and emotion and misery with … Continue reading High Fidelity :: Monday Movie Moments