A Glass of Chianti

Sunday, November 20, 2005


I went to see the new Johnny Cash biopic this afternoon. There are nice moments (the Thanksgiving dinner scene with Mother Maybelle; the background business of the band in the audition for Sun records). The music is very well done. Overall, however, it's just incredibly conventional and I feel that it misses the point. The movie has you believe that Johnny Cash's story is compelling because he loved June Carter's spunk and because he sang about jail. *sigh*

Seriously, though, the music is quite nicely handled.

More thoughts tomorrow.