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Walk The Line

I know my flist have been mostly banging on about Brokeback Mountain and how wonderful a film it is, but if I might make a suggestion: if, like me, you're in a part of the world where it hasn't been released yet, yet you still want to go to the pictures, you could do a lot worse than going to see Walk The Line - even if, like me, you're not a diehard fan of country & western, or Johnny Cash. I'm never normally that impressed with biopics, but this one is really, really good; and Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are my new favourite moviestars (yes, that's moviestars, not actors, though they do a pretty good job of acting and singing in this, too).

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nwhepcat
Feb. 8th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Agreed! Plus it has Gay!Dead!Larry in it (and that's actually him playing; all the actors do their own music) AND it makes a start at getting across the incredible hotness of Johnny Cash.
gamiila
Feb. 8th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
AND it makes a start at getting across the incredible hotness of Johnny Cash.

I'll say! Quite surprising that, really...but pleasantly so, I hasten to add. ;-)
nwhepcat
Feb. 9th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
I first realized how very guh! he was a couple of years ago when I saw a retrospective of his 1960s tv show at a television museum. I melted into a complete puddle on the first song. And yeah, the surprise was a good half of it.

::fans self::
gamiila
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
So it really is the hotness of Johnny Cash, not that of Joaquin Phoenix, that comes across in the film, is it? Interesting...
nwhepcat
Feb. 9th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
Oh yes. Johnny was smokin' hot. In this dangerous, reckless, supremely confident, singing-just-to-you kind of way. In a conversation with my 82 year old mother, I found out she found him smokin' hot too. She was probably the same age I am now when those same tv shows aired.

To tell you the truth, I thought Joaquin could've been hotter, but maybe that's because I was expecting that raw sexiness, and it hit me so hard with Cash himself because I'd never have expected it.
enigmaticblues
Feb. 8th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
I would have to agree with you. I saw Walk the Line a while back, and it was very, very good.
gamiila
Feb. 8th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Thoroughy enjoyed it -- although I cried in some places, too.

Also, I was surprised to find out that I actually knew and could sing along to all the songs -- guess some of my Mum's obsession has rubbed off on my after all. ;-)
lillianmorgan
Feb. 9th, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! Both got released in New Zealand today and I want to see them both - so maybe you've made my choice easier. ;)
gamiila
Feb. 9th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
The trailer for Brokeback Muntain I saw last night really whet my appetite, but I'll have to wait a few more months before it's on general release here. I don't get it. Why are we always the last ones to see a film?
freakspawn
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
Ah thank you, I really wanna see that film, and you're the first person I know who has seen it :D I will definately go now!
gamiila
Feb. 9th, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
Go! You'll love it, I'm sure. Me, I couldn't keep from tapping out the beat all through the film.
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