07 December 2011

3 Movies You Really Should've Seen By Now If You Want To Consider Yourself A Grown Person: High Fidelity

much like amélie, high fidelity is a Movie You Really Should've Seen By Now If You Want To Consider Yourself A Certain Type Of Grown Person. namely, a hip one. but i think it's also an important film for understanding our generation.

this is the movie that made nearly everyone i've ever dated want to own a record store. it's where most people discovered beta band and belle & sebastian. it's the only movie to ever star the swedish woman with the bangs trauma who plays laura. it beautifully captures the differing philosophies behind the making of mix tapes. and it's a chicago movie.

PLUS, people, this is the movie where jack black comes from. RESPECT.

watch it. it will forever alter your view of "let's get it on."


Linda said...

tee hee. bangs trauma. so true.

oline said...

worst. bangs. ever.

Les Savy Ferd said...


And even if it didn't make one want to start a record store it makes working in record storesque locations bearable.

My friend Jake and I would have entire conversations ripped from that movie as we shelved together in 57 St books. Which is kind of fitting in that he has the temperament and physique of Black while lack of baldness aside, I make for a passable Dick (that's his name, not a pejorative).


Jake actually did the following to me on SEVERAL occasions:

"Doug, I'm telling you this for your own good, that's the worst fuckin' sweater I've ever seen, that's a Cosby sweater.
[Imitating Cosby]
A Cosssssssby sweatuh! Did Lara let you leave the house like that?"