High Fidelity (film)

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High Fidelity is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears.wikipedia
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Stephen Frears

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High Fidelity is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears.
Frears has directed numerous films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena, and Florence Foster Jenkins.

John Cusack

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It stars John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Lisa Bonet.
He began acting in films during the 1980s and has since starred in a number of movies, including Better Off Dead (1985), Say Anything... (1989), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Being John Malkovich (1999), High Fidelity (2000), 1408 (2007), Igor (2008), 2012 (2009), The Raven (2012) and Love & Mercy (2014).

Jack Black

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It stars John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Lisa Bonet.
He is known for his roles in films such as High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), The Holiday (2006), the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008–2016), Tropic Thunder (2008), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Bernie (2011), Goosebumps (2015), and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).

Iben Hjejle

It stars John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Lisa Bonet.
Iben Hjejle (22 March 1971) is a Danish actress, notable for starring in the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000).

Todd Louiso

It stars John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Lisa Bonet.
Todd Louiso (born January 27, 1970) is an American film actor and film director best known for his role as timid record store clerk Dick in High Fidelity, opposite Jack Black and John Cusack.

High Fidelity (novel)

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The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, with the setting moved from London to Chicago and the name of the lead character changed.
It has sold over a million copies and was later adapted into a feature film in 2000 and a Broadway musical in 2006.

Nick Hornby

The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, with the setting moved from London to Chicago and the name of the lead character changed.
The novel, about a neurotic record collector and his failed relationships, was adapted into a 2000 American film starring John Cusack, and a Broadway musical in 2006.

Joelle Carter

She also has an extensive resume of television bit parts, appearing on shows and in films including High Fidelity, Inconceivable, and Cold Storage.

Lisa Bonet

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It stars John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, and Lisa Bonet.
She had supporting roles in the 1998 film Enemy of the State and the 2000 film High Fidelity.

Joan Cusack

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She has appeared with her brother John in 10 movies: Class (1983), Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), Broadcast News (1987), Say Anything... (1989), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), High Fidelity (2000), Martian Child (2007), and War, Inc. (2008).

Ian Williams (musician)

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Williams made a short cameo appearance in the 2000 film High Fidelity as a customer in the music store (shortly after John Cusack's character announces, "I will now sell five copies of The Three E.P.'s by The Beta Band.").

Steve Pink

Disney executive Joe Roth had a conversation with recording executive Kathy Nelson, who recommended John Cusack and his writing and producing partners D. V. DeVincentis and Steve Pink adapt the book.
He is the director of the comedy films Accepted and Hot Tub Time Machine, and the co-writer of the films Grosse Pointe Blank and High Fidelity.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

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After taking the supporting part of star John Cusack's former romantic interest in the comedy-drama High Fidelity (2000), Zeta-Jones starred in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

Natasha Gregson Wagner

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In 2000, she had roles in Stranger Than Fiction, and High Fidelity opposite John Cusack.

Sara Gilbert

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She has had several minor roles following Roseanne, including the short film $30 (aka 30 Bucks) as part of the Boys Life 3 feature, and High Fidelity.

Tim Robbins

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Robbins has also appeared in mainstream Hollywood thrillers, such as Arlington Road (also 1999) as a suspected terrorist and Antitrust (2001) as a malicious computer tycoon, and in comical films such as The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Nothing to Lose (1997), and High Fidelity (2000).

Fourth wall

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Cusack found that the greatest challenge adapting the novel was pulling off Rob Gordon's frequent breaking of the fourth wall and talking directly to the audience.
Another Chicago area fourth-wall-breaking film, High Fidelity, has John Cusack's character Rob intimately sharing his life struggles and confessions with the audience.

Tenacious D

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The post-party was held at the Sunset Room, where Tenacious D performed.
As Black's profile increased due to his roles in films such as High Fidelity the band worked on recording their first album with producers the Dust Brothers.

U.S. Maple

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In the film High Fidelity (2000), a number of scenes which take place in the record store display a US Maple poster attached to the front of the counter.

Fidelity (song)

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Russian-American alternative singer-songwriter Regina Spektor was watching this movie when she wrote her song "Fidelity", which is her most popular song to date and marked her first entry into the Billboard 100.
Spektor wrote the song while watching the movie High Fidelity, which is based on a book by Nick Hornby.

Scott Rosenberg

In April 2018, ABC Signature Studios announced that it was developing a television series adaptation of High Fidelity with Midnight Radio (Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec).
His screenwriting credits include major motion pictures such as Con Air, High Fidelity and Gone in 60 Seconds.

Wicker Park, Chicago

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Scenes were filmed in the neighborhood of Wicker Park, and on the campus of Lane Tech High School.
Another film of note, that used Wicker Park as its background, is High Fidelity (2000) directed by Stephen Frears and starring Evanston-born John Cusack.

Seamus McGarvey

His four dozen credits as director of photography include Joss Whedon's superhero film The Avengers; Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin; Oliver Stone's World Trade Center; Gary Winick's Charlotte's Web; John Hamburg's Along Came Polly; Stephen Frears' High Fidelity; Mike Nichols' Wit; Michael Apted's Enigma; Michael Winterbottom's Butterfly Kiss; and two projects marking actors' directorial debuts: Tim Roth's The War Zone and Alan Rickman's The Winter Guest.