January 15, 2023

Episode 24: High Fidelity

Number one on our all time top 5 movie podcasts is clearly this one, not only because this week we leap to 2000 music drama (comedy?) High Fidelity starring John Cusack and Jack Black, but also because we had a lot of fun making it! Glenn’s third film of his three leaps. Not sure this will be in the top 5 films we’ve reviewed this season, although Glenn certainly thinks it should be up there.

Season 1, Episode 24

THE Leap

How did we leap here?

Actor: John Cusack

From: Serendipity

Chosen by:
Actor (Glenn)
Film (Glenn)

John Cusack plays Jonathan Trager in Serendipity, who falls in love with Sara, played by Kate Beckinsale. We leap to High Fidelity where John Cusack plays record store owner Rob Gordon.

Where are we leaping to?

Cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey

To: Sahara

Chosen by:
Crew (Mike)
Film (Mike)

Seamus McGarvey has had a varied career in cinematography, starting with shorts and documentaries, then working on a number of films from the mid 90s till today. He has also shot and directed a number of music videos. High Fidelity was one of his first more recognised films, opening the door to working with big name directors. McGarvey’s cinematography of Sahara captured the breathtaking landscapes of Morocco and Spain, where the film was shot.

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season One Rankings

Scott

Mike

Glenn

Final Score

Season One Rankings

Rankings for Season One (so far)

  • Back To The Future – 30 / 30
  • The Martian – 26.5 / 30
  • Gone Girl – 24.5 / 30
  • Ghostbusters – 24 / 30
  • The Town – 23.5 / 30
  • We’re The Millers – 22.5 / 30
  • Se7en – 22 / 30
  • Million Dollar Baby – 21 / 30
  • Die Hard 2 – 21 / 30
  • The A-Team – 21 / 30
  • High Fidelity – 21 / 30
  • Starship Troopers – 20.5 / 30
  • Matchstick Men – 20 / 30
  • The Bourne Identity – 18.5 / 30
  • Adaptation – 18 / 30
  • The Ice Storm – 18 / 30
  • Josie and The Pussy Cats – 18 / 30
  • Serendipity – 18 / 30
  • We Are Marshall – 17.5 / 30
  • Unstoppable – 17.5 / 30
  • The Frighteners – 16.75 / 30
  • The Men Who Stare At Goats – 14 / 30
  • The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford – 9 / 30
  • Step Brothers – 9 / 30