High Fidelity

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High Fidelity at 20: the sneakily dark edge of a comedy about bad breakups
Stephen Frears’ smart adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of stunted growth remains as compelling as ever with one of John Cusack’s best performances

Scott Tobias

31, Mar, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Changing the record: why High Fidelity's gender swap is perfectly timed
In the TV remake of Nick Hornby’s novel, the obsessional record store owner is now re-imagined as a woman, played by Zoë Kravitz. Finally, female music geeks are getting some recognition

Laura Barton

02, Mar, 2020 @1:11 PM

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Live Aid to Sonic Death Monkey – the best gigs at the movies
As the Queen and Elton John biopics prove, great concert performances are at the heart of the best films about music. Here are 15 of the finest

Tom Fordy

29, May, 2019 @6:32 AM

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Disney plots High Fidelity TV series with female lead
A new version of Nick Hornby’s romcom will focus on a female record-store owner chronicling her past relationships and will be shown on the studio’s streaming service

Laura Snapes

06, Apr, 2018 @9:56 AM

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Beatle overboard! The best, and worst, rock star film cameos
As Paul McCartney dons hat and beard for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, we review past poptastic moments in movie history

Graeme Virtue

16, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Why him? The worst male suitors in cinematic history
With this week’s release of Why Him, starring James Franco as a nightmarish fiance-in-waiting, we pick the most terrible fellows to ever try for a lady’s hand

Priscilla Page

22, Dec, 2016 @2:00 PM

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What, no Whistlestop? Why The Girl on the Train should have stayed in bleak backyard Britain
Stopped trains, tepid white wine, sighing commuters … Paula Hawkins’s bestseller captured a very British world. As the film moves to New York, we look at the dos and don’ts of relocation

Stuart Jeffries

10, Oct, 2016 @5:32 PM

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Study finds romcoms teach female filmgoers to tolerate 'stalking myths'
University of Michigan report suggests women who watch movies such as High Fidelity and Love Actually are more accepting of aggressive male behaviour

Ben Child

03, Feb, 2016 @1:06 PM

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Readers recommend: songs about hearing and playing records | Peter Kimpton
DJing to private playing, chance hearing to obsessive buying, name songs that mention any aspect of the relationship between a person and recording – vinyl or any other form, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

16, Apr, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Soundtracks of my tears: how movie music can set a mood and sum up an era

John Keenan: Whether it's Chuck Berry in Pulp Fiction or Coldplay in Linklater's Boyhood, film soundtracks have the power to live long in the memory. So which movie mix does it for you?

John Keenan

09, Jul, 2014 @4:50 PM

Fiction: Mar 1

Isobel Montgomery and Ranti Williams on The Song of Names | The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner | The Map of Tenderness | The Fowler Family Business | Nothing Natural | The Long Silence of Mario Salviati

Isobel Montgomery and Ranti Williams

01, Mar, 2003 @12:09 AM

This one's a hit...

Philip French: High Fidelity is an extraordinarily funny film, full of verbal and visual wit. And it is assembled with immense skill

Philip French

23, Jul, 2000 @10:32 AM

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