As I continue to document my relationship, I just want to remind everybody of how insanely important it is to be open and communicate. Last night we sat in his truck and talked for a solid hour about our relationship and the future and I just couldn’t feel happier. I’ve had friends and boyfriends who don’t make me feel good after I express my feelings and I’m so lucky I don’t have that with him ❤️ be proud of who you are and when it’s the right person, you’ll be more than accepted, you’ll be loved #moviequotes #highfidelity #00smovies #johncusack #catherinezetajones
“There is no medicine for what I have”
Steve Buscemi in Con Air (1997) 🎬
People often ask me how I find all the spots of the movie scenes I’ve prepared in advance. The truth is... I don’t! In fact I often make it to only 70% of the exact locations, mostly because buildings vanished in the past or are not accessible anymore. And with some of the film scenes I print out at home I’m kind of pessimistic if they even are where I expect them. So when I prepared the picture of this creepy scene in Con Air - when brilliant actor Steve Buscemi talks to a little girl in an abandoned swimming pool and they sing “He’s got the whole world in his hands” together - I was pretty sure that I won’t find this location more than 20 years after filming. But I just couldn’t resist to take it with me as it is one of the best scenes of the movie... 🤷🏻♀️
What a big surprise it was when I noticed that the pool still exists and is really close to the Historic Wendover Airfield which portrayed the Lerner Airfield in Con Air (see former pics). Thank you so much Tanner of @historicwendoverairfield for taking the time and guiding a nerdy film tourist to this iconic place! 🙌🏻
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john cusack in Say Anything(1989)⚡️
“That other girl, or other women, whatever... they're just fantasies. And they always seem really great because there's never any problems. And if there are, they are cute problems like, you know, we bought each other the same Christmas present, or she wants to go see a movie that I've already seen, you know? And then I come home, and you and I have real problems... and you don't even want to see the movie I want to see, period. And there's no lingerie and… well you have great lingerie, but you also have the cotton underwear that's been washed a thousand times, and it's hanging on the thing.. And they have it too! It's just I don't have to see it because it's not in the fantasy. Do you understand? I'm tired of the fantasy because it doesn't really exist. And there are never any surprises, and it never really… delivers. And I'm tired of it. I'm tired of everything else, for that matter. But I don't ever seem to get tired of you.” 🎬 High Fidelity 🎬
Say Anything (1989)
Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical historical fantasy film produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman in association with Fox Animation Studios, distributed by 20th Century Fox, and starring the voices of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Hank Azaria, Christopher Lloyd, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, and Angela Lansbury. The film is a loose adaptation of the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, which claims that she escaped the execution of her family. Its basic plot centers around an eighteen-year-old amnesiac orphan named Anya who, in hopes of finding some trace of her family, sides with con men who wish to take advantage of her likeness to the Grand Duchess; thus the film shares its plot with Fox's prior film from 1956, which, in turn, was based on the 1955 play of the same name by Marcelle Maurette.
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🎥 High Fidelity - 2000. Director - Stephen Frears.
✔ Rob Gordon. John Cusack plays a destructive, self depricating man, who is never happy and questions everything. A neurotic character and a serial overthinker that I'm sure many can relate to. I did.
✔ Soundtrack. A music obsessive who owns a record store is obviously going to treat us to some excellent tunes. Ear treat.
✔ Breaking the fourth wall. I enjoyed how John Cusack's character continuously explained his feelings, turmoil, and his top five lists to the audience. Could have easily gone the other way, but the execution made it one of the film's strongest selling points.
❌ Jack Black. I'm usually a huge fan of the energy and loudness he brings to a performance. He is young in this though, and he is so continuously over the top that I found him too much.
❌ Death of physical media stores. Not a negative that is representative of the film. But 'High Fidelity' did make me sad that music/film stores are a dying breed.
🤓 The screenwriters wrote the script with Jack Black in mind for the role of Barry. He nearly turned the role down, but reconsidered.
We have all been there. Been broken up with, and felt like the world is ending. The hunger for closure can be all consuming, and 'High Fidelity' explores this from a man who simply can't let failed relationships go. An obsessive character who demands to know what is wrong with him embarks on a journey to better understand his love misfortunes. The films success lies with the fact that, at some point, most of us have felt like John Cusack's character. It is relatable, quirky and is one of those films that is so easy to enjoy. The soundtrack is killer, and the characters all do a decent job in assisting Robs redemption from self pity, to a better understanding. It is a welcome blast from the past - when physical media was given the respect it deserved. Light hearted fun, with a profound undercurrent of the complexities of love, and dealing with life lessons that are better taught through experiencing the struggle. 7/10
The third animated film this month is the 1997 Fox film Anastasia. We didn’t talk much about the movie but talked a lot about the actual events that it’s based on. Go download on Spotify, iTunes and all your other favorite podcasting dipdy’s to listen!!
Watching Große Pointe Blank. You know, #johncusack, if you’re single, maybe we should talk.:)
"I believe that God gave him a spark of genius and quenched it in misery."
When a serial killer begins to imitate the work of Edgar Allen Poe, the booze-addled author must team up with a detective to solve the case before more grisley murders are committed.
Hey... do you remember that time John Cusack played Edgar Allen Poe? Because... I do. Directed by James McTeigue and featuring Alice Eve and Luke Evans, The Raven is a weird and moody look on the last days of one of horror's most recognizable yet enigmatic figures.
I kind of wish we got more movies like the Raven. Taking an author and making them contend with their own legacy should prove a fruitful venture when we have so many creatives to work with. But I also kind of get why The Raven has gone underappreciated. It does taste a tad... far fetched. But isn't that the point of legends and tall tales? It is true that no one knows exactly what Mr. Poe did during his last days. He was found in a state of delirium, wearing clothing that didn't belong to him hours before his real life death. Isn't it more fun to imagine he had been stolen away by a detective to solve a dark and dreadful case when the reality was probably... less fantastical and more... drunken?
I've gotten lost, haven't I? I've barely touched on the movie itself. And maybe that's for the better. It's best to just give it a try on your own.
The Raven isn't an incredible film... but it is incredibly interesting. Like most films of its ilk, it balances the thriller, horror, and mystery genres in even measure, but it handles itself way more seriously than most of the history-farce films we are used to seeing -I.E. the ever ridiculous Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and the ludicrously daft Anonymous. John Cusack is surprisingly good as Mr. Poe, adding a touch of mythic brevity and realistic humility right when its needed.
And, of course, some of the kills are pretty neat too. Its always a pleasure to watch the pendulum swing through to fruition, especially into a character named after Wilmot Griswold -one of Poe's real life enemies who tried his best to defame the author and take his money after his death. How's that for poetic justice?
Hey Jenny Slater!
Soundtrack Sunday.... one of my all time favourite films. Just about has everything I could ever want in a film bar kittens and cake, and the soundtrack, just perfect. "If you love something set it free, if it comes back to you,it's,well... broken...." #grossepointblank
I’ve posted about Almost Famous previously, but alongside that, High Fidelity is a film that means a huge amount to me. I remember watching it with my parents and seeing so much of myself in that film. The anxiety, the self doubt, and the love of music to get through that.
It’s a film that I always go back to and fall in love each time.
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