Reel Reviews' first podcast published on October 17, 2004 - yes, podcasting in 2004!
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Reel Reviews – High Fidelity

Reel Review #3: Looking for a fun film – one that you can just relax and enjoy? Today we discuss High Fidelity. No heavy lifting required. This is an easy to like film that came out in 2000. Grab a bowl of popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy. Be careful though – the soundtrack is awesome and may inspire a trip to your local record shop. I have at least three albums as a direct result of this film. Watch for Jack Black in a break out role and learn why we all should be on the look out for “Sonic Death Monkey”. Something for everyone.

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6 Responses to “Reel Reviews – High Fidelity”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Brian Oct 24th, 2004 at 10:11 pm

    I do love me that High Fidelity.

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Oct 24th, 2004 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks for listening Brian. I always appeciate feedback. Glad you enjoy the film. Watch for some great reviews this week. I watched a few films over the weekend and I am especially exited about our Halloween pick!

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Bill Oct 25th, 2004 at 5:12 am

    I have greatly enjoyed all your reviews. I believe you have produced the most intelligent and compelling reviews available. Please keep up the good work.

    High Fidelity stuck a chord with me. My Rega turntable and vinyl collection live and breathe!

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Michael Oct 25th, 2004 at 9:24 am

    Thanks for the kind words Bill. I am glad you are enjoying the reviews.

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Jon Oct 31st, 2004 at 3:45 pm

    I love this film and as you comment the casting of the main characters is very well done. My main problem with this film however is the location it was set in. Nick Hornby’s book sets the story in London whereas the film is set in Chicago. Aside from the fact us Brits hate it when Hollywood set UK stories in the US I really think the soul of the book fails to show in the film.

    That being said its a good watch.

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Michael Oct 31st, 2004 at 4:10 pm

    Jon, thank you for the feedback. I have to agree with you, I would have preferred that the film stay truer to the book in regards to the location. Unfortunately, that is one of the realities of the studio system. They had a star / producer attached and in the commentary you discover they had planned to move the location. Cusack was responsible for re-writing it in Chicago as that was his hometown.

    Thanks again.

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