"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
"Walk the Line" trailer.


<@bda> He's a good actor.
<@bda> I just dunno he's Johnny Cash.
< solios> only man that can do Cash is dead.
<@bda> Yes.
<@bda> Well.
<@bda> :\
<@ejp> o_O
<@ejp> your people's...fanatic devotion to Cash is disturbing
<@bda> ejp: Cash is Good.
< solios> ejp: he's an Icon.
< solios> like Thompson.
< solios> (also dead)
< solios> :|
<@ejp> who?
<@bda> Hunter S.
<@ejp> oh
* solios sighs.
* ejp shrugs
<@bda> One day when you grow up, after your voice changes and hair starts growing in odd places, you will start to understand.
<@bda> ;-)
< solios> <3
<@ejp> you're just *askin* for a wangslap
< solios> bda: the boy clearly needs to get laid.
<@bda> At least there won't be no hair in it.
< solios> pwn.

But according to imdb, Phoenix learned to play guitar from scratch for the film, and did all the songs himself (no dubbing). From the trailer, it sounds like he hit it dead on... and that sort of dedication to acting puts him up there with bad-ass actors like Christian Bale (The Machinist) willing to go to lengths for a part.

Of course, Bale may just be fucking nuts.

July 28, 2005 1:44 AM


Posted by: Evan at August 5, 2005 10:40 PM
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