and then this on the back:
oh the horror.
nevertheless, he is lovely (johnny cash that is)
relatively speaking i'm a bit of a newbie to jc. when walk the line came out a few years back i went to go watch the movie on a disasterous date (that involved his ex AND the woman he considered 'The One' - what a guy!)... i didn't know the music and i was not impressed with movie, finding it dull and long-winded.
i watched it again the other day and found it just slightly less dull than the first time, but at least i was then fully immersed in the JC experience and loved the music.
i must admit to a slight disappointment at how minor his 'dark night of the soul' on painkillers or blow or whatever it was seemed. i was expecting heroin binges and and meth-fuelled rages, bodily harm and pissing oneself ... though i suppose that sort of cave chic is was only popular from the 60s.
but back to JC and why i love him. it's his voice. i fell in love with his voice as surely as i fell in love with bing's when i was small chicken hanging out with my gran.
that scene with him and sinatra is classic. CK Dexter-Haven (Bing) is a well-to-do gentleman-ruffian into jazz and annoying his ex, Tracy, (Kelly) on her wedding weekend. Mike Connor (Sinatra) is one of two reporters (the other being Liz, Celeste Holm, with whom he does the just marvellous 'who wants to be a millionaire') there to cover this stately and swelegant 'event of the year'.
in this scene, Dexter and Connor hang out in the bar getting drunk while the genteel folk dance beatifically outside...
just bril no?