The Universe and Me

Sunday, March 12, 2006

He's Johnny Cash

Movie: Walk the Line. Why this film was snubbed as a nominee for Oscar’s Best Picture is a mystery to me. Ditto for The Constant Gardener. But that’s another story. I was glad to see Reese Witherspoon win the award for Best Actress. And I think in a year without Capote, Phoenix would have won Best Actor. While this biopic sheds light on Cash’s life, it perhaps does an even better job of showing us June Carter’s personality. She seemed remarkably intuitive and intelligent, possessing a quick wit and a generous, caring spirit. And, having been in the music business her entire life, she understood more about a musician’s temperament and need to express; something Cash’ first wife was clueless about. I liked the DVD’s appearance of a vinyl record, but the extra features were practically nonexistent. I guess there is a collector’s edition that is bound to have more. Best line, the brother’s “You can’t help anybody if you can’t tell them the right story.” But I also found June’s “Got a hitch in your giddy-up?” line extremely amusing, even if I’m not sure of it’s exact meaning.


  • At 4:14 PM, March 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The collector's edition features:
    3 extended music sequences featuring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon: "Rock and Roll Baby," "Jackson" and "Cocaine Blues"
    "Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line," featuring interviews with Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crowe, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock and more
    Featurette "Folsom, Cash and the Comeback"
    Featurette "Ring of Fire: The Passion of Johnny and June"


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