I have a piece up on Hey U Guys about one of my all time favourite films, High Fidelity.
In my later teenage years, High Fidelity is probably the film I watched more than any other. Stephen Frears’ comedy drama is a funny and poignant adaptation of Nick Hornby’s immensely popular book which deals with typically male neuroses surrounding commitment, women and the future, combined with a lifelong obsession with music.
The main character Rob Gordon (John Cusack) acts as our narrator and guide through the movie as the downfall of his relationship with Laura (Iben Hjejle) sparks off a quest to revisit doomed romances of his past. The fact that Rob regularly breaks the fourth wall and speaks to the viewer directly adds to the idea that a lot of what we are seeing is in effect his own internal monologue. Now obviously, Rob therefore delivers a slightly biased version of events but as we are privy to his innermost thoughts and how his rationale works, you soon can’t help but take his side on things, even when he’s being a bit of a grumpy bastard.
You can read the full article here: