DVD of the week

December 11th, 2006

The weekend’s DVD was Walk the Line. Even though I’m not a Johnny Cash fan, I did want to see it after being in Nashville at the end of October, and spending an afternoon at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was very well done, and both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were excellent. There was an interesting sub-text about his family (in particular his father) and how it affected him, but the core of the story was Cash’s evolving relationship with June Carter, while at the same time his popularity as a singer grew. Knowing a bit about Nashville meant that I had a bit more context for some of it, particulary the references to the Ryman.

My only grumble is with our DVD player. The remote stopped working, and we learned that we can only access DVD menus remotely. This meant that we couldn’t take advantage of the special features on the second CD, since we couldn’t navigate the menus. The purpose of the many buttons on the front of the player remains a mystery, since the only ones that had any effect were the standard ‘Play’, ‘Pause’, ‘Eject’, etc.

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