Tuesday, November 01, 2005

From Johnny to Joaquin















Ever since U2’s 10th LP, Zooropa I have longed for a voice and style as rough and crisp as Johnny Cash. It was my first introduction to the man who became the true voice of love, lose, and playing cards.

I am riding the fence of excitement and fear when it comes to James Mangold’s “Walk the Line”. I love movies and I love the way many are able to bring a new voice to an old story. That fact enthuses me about this film. However, the other side is a fear of Johnny Cash being transformed from the Man in Black to a Man on a Hollywood Star.

I am sure I will indulge myself in this film and more than likely I will be overly critical and walk away feeling as if I have been tricked by Hollywood. On the other hand, I am sensing it will give me a bigger picture of Mr. Cash and his life as a musician. I do hope they add a scene where Mr. Cash has a vision of Jesus and He better have blonde hair.

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5 Comments:

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Kerry Doyal said...

Cash was such a complicated man. It will be interesting to see their take on him & Cash's take on HIM.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Josh Rude said...

I saw this preview the other day as well.

It ain't me babe,
It ain't me who your lookin' for,
...
babe

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger theultrarev said...

Your own, personal, Jesus
someone to hear your prayers,
someone who cares

Your own, personal, Jesus
someone to hear your prayers,
someone who's there

Feeling unknown
and you're all alone,
flesh and bone,
by the telephone,
lift up the receiver,
I'll make you a believer

Take second best,
put me to the test,
things on your chest,
you need to confess,
I will deliver,
you know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Your own, personal, Jesus
someone to hear your prayers,
someone who cares

Your own, personal, Jesus
someone to hear your prayers,
someone to care

Feeling unknown
and you're all alone,
flesh and bone,
by the telephone,
lift up the receiver,
I'll make you a believer
I will deliver,
you know I'm a forgiver

Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith
Reach out and touch faith

Reach out and touch faith

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger jay baehr said...

Kerry...
I too am curious if they attempt to interpret Cash's faith experience. How will it play out on the Big Screen.

Josh...
It never has been me.

Ultra...
From Depeche Mode to Johnny Cash, to Marilyn Manson. The diversity of performers intrigues me. I'd like to hear someone mix them all together.

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Lukas McKnight said...

Oooooooohhhhhhh- and the fire went wild!

 

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