Throwback (the film edition): High Fidelity

I’m not experiencing a break-up, but I do enjoy a good music-related break-up movie. Why do I bring this up? Because last night I watched High Fidelity with John Cusack’s turn as the sarcastic obsessive character, Rob Gordon. Plus, a little early Jack Black never hurt anybody. The story? Boy and girl break up, girl dates new boy, old boy obsesses constantly by comparing their break-up to his top five…everything (books, heart breaks, funeral songs, dream jobs), and then…I’m not telling. ha! I fell for Cusack’s character when he said that Aretha Franklin’s “Angel” would play at his funeral. I heart that song.

Aretha’s “Angel”- perfection.

Plus I appreciated this film’s eclectic music snobbery. Fave quote, (Gordon owns a music store, Dick and Barry are his co-workers):

Customer: You guys are snobs.
Dick: No, we’re not.
Customer: Yeah, seriously, you’re totally elitist. You feel like the unappreciated scholars, so you shit on people who know less than you.
Rob, Barry, Dick: No!
Customer: Which is everybody…
Rob, Barry, Dick: Yeah…
Customer: That’s a bit sad.

Ha! Classic. Here are a few more songs from the High Fidelity soundtrack.

Velvet Underground’s “OH! Sweet Nuthin'”

Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”

The Kinks’ “Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy”

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  • asha formerly known as thatchick

    wow, thank you for reminding me of how aretha looked before she started flowing up outta her clothes, distracting me from the music.

    btw, i *heart* high fidelity. as a sista list-maker, i truly appreciated rob gordon’s need to compartmentalize and rate everything, lol. blame it on my OCD. i kid…but no, i’m dead ass serious. lmao