Saturday, November 19, 2005
Walk the Line
Saw this while down in North Carolina.
This movie, along with the new Johnny Cash compilation I mentioned, makes a fitting tribute to one of the most rebellious figures in rock and roll. Seeing characters such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Waylon Jennings ("insufficient fundulation") well portrayed, along with an outstanding ensemble cast, make Walk the Line an Oscar contender in some categories (T Bone Burnett, for example, produced the stellar music/soundtrack - Burnett also produced the first Counting Crows record August and Everything After as well as the music for O Brother, Where Art Thou?).
An awesome film for both Johnny Cash completists and fans of well-told stories. The talented Joaquin Phoenix offers a spot-on impression of the Man in Black. Reese Witherspoon was amazing as June Carter Cash.
full review forthcoming