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  1. Tonight I introduced my daughters to Hi-Fidelity. Great film, but I can't help wishing it had been made in the UK with British actors, staying faithful to Hornby's book. Cusak doesn't sit right with me for the lead - but a great storyline and soundtrack.

    I've avaoided that film cos I just could never see the book translating to a USA setting.

    I adore High Fidelity... in truth I like the movie a whole lot better than the book. It helps that for me, almost everything John Cusack touches turns to gold. I love the music, I love his world-weary, repressed portrayal and his two sidekicks.... I loooove Lisa Bonet in it! Such a great film.

  2. I have a few things on the go. Making myself angry reading Chavs by Owen Jones (it's about how the working class in Britain has been divided and demonized by political leaders and the media, and the resulting social and economic problems). Also reading The Prodigy by Herman Hesse, We Speak No Treason by Rosemary Hawley Jarman (such an underrated writer!) and Runaway Dream by Louis P. Masur :)

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