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21 October 2003 @ 05:06 am
your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries  
Is it odd to identify *so strongly* with High Fidelity? I wonder.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: The Mountain Goats - The Lady From Shanghai
 
 
 
luluminion on October 21st, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
I have entire passages underlined in the book, which I go back and reread all the time. Most especially:

Over the last couple of years, the photos of me when I was a kid, the one that I never wanted old girlfriends to see…well, they’ve started to give me a little pang of something—not unhappiness, exactly, but some kind of quiet, deep regret. There’s one of me in a cowboy hat, pointing a gun at the camera, trying to look like a cowboy but failing, and I can hardly bring myself to look at it now…I keep wanting to apologize to the little guy: “I’m sorry, I’ve let you down. I was the person who was supposed to look after you, but I blew it: I made wrong decisions at bad times, and I turned you into me.”
pure FORESHADOWING: clever bradnifra_idril on October 21st, 2003 08:49 pm (UTC)
That passage is amazing. I haven't read the book, but now I definitely will.

I think what I tend to identify with most is the concept of being a 'professional appreciator', with my own very microscopic (as he says in the movie almost'fetishist', because, hey, fen are fanatics, right?) area of expertise.

But again, *wow*. I'll be sre to check out the book.
J Calanthe: trustnoonelexjcalanthe on October 21st, 2003 02:02 pm (UTC)
It was an oddly polarizing movie when it first came out. Some of my friends adored it and totally identified (often these were male friends), and some of my friends despised it (often these were female friends). I think it had to do with whether they identified with the male lead or with his girlfriend. I have not read the book, so I can't speak to it.

I didn't identify much with the film, but I thought the stuff he did with organizing his record collection was cool.

pure FORESHADOWING: late night specialnifra_idril on October 21st, 2003 08:50 pm (UTC)
I can see how this would be a girls v. boys type of movie, yet, oddly, I identified with the male lead. *G* What does that say about me, eh?

And yeah, he could organize somethin' crazy. I totally don't have the patience for that kind of thing. Very impressive.