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High Fidelity

Last night I saw Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who as also made Amores Perros and 21 grams, both movies I adore. I did not write about the movie Babel in the way I used to write about movies somehow related, and I guess I am geek enough to have asked myself why.

The question was just answered tonight by the (semi-)random (there is no random) choice of High Fidelity as the movie of choice for this night of a rather disappointing day (turned down on an apartment I wanted; lost cellphone). In no way does this imply negative cricitism about Babel, but it also wasn't a movie that blew me away like John Cusack's masterpiece (again, not to discredit Stephen Frears, the director).

And the reason why I am so enthusiastic about that flick? Apart from Cusack's brilliant acting?

It's because I can relate to Rob Gordon, whom Cusack plays. Not because I am his age or doing the stuff he does or fighting the battles he fights, but because I think exactly the same things about live, or love, or all these other petty concerns, and I admire the way Nick Hornby (the novel author), D.V. DeVincentis (the screenplay writer), and Cusack (the communicator) bring them across.

But I am not in a what-does-it-all-mean phase, yet.

And I do want to make a mixed tape.