Talk:High Fidelity (film)

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Removed "Seven Sisters Road" because it isn't a song by Bruce Springsteen. The confusion probably arises from the narrator comparing Seven Sisters Road, next to where he lives, to "Thunder Road", a Springsteen song.


while the list of music in the film is intresting, a more detailed plot should be the next thing that is worked on for this film. Im going to take a stab at it, feel free to re work this stuff--138.86.160.247 21:24, 5 February 2007 (UTC)JJR

made some changes, feel free to do what u want. I just wanted to flush the story out some more and looking at the summery i thought it may have been copied from someplace--JJR86 22:20, 5 February 2007 (UTC)JJR86

Opening paragraph[edit]

"The film is very loosely based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby, with the setting moved to London from Chicago and the name of the lead character changed. This is obviously wrong since the film takes place in Chicago. I don't know where the book takes place though. The cities probably just need to be reversed. 71.228.220.209 (talk) 00:19, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

You are mistaken. The British novel that the film is based on is set in London but the film changed the setting from London to Chicago and the lead character's name was changed. Perhaps this text could be reworded better but it is essentially correct.--J.D. (talk) 15:21, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
No he's right it says right there that the setting moved "to London from Chicago" for the movie when you just stated the opposite. IRMacGuyver (talk) 00:58, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Whoops! You are both correct. My bad. D'oh!--J.D. (talk) 15:02, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

AUDIOPHILE? are you sure this is right?? so he obsesses over audio equipment?? not records?? he's not an obsessive record collector? sounds wrong, i don't think it's audiophile, but i haven't seen it in 11 years, maybe he is, but why then is the main setting a record shop and not an audio gear joint? i dunno..sounds weird to my ears..audiophile?? hmm...

What Next?[edit]

What do we need to add to make this a better article? I feel like the plot is pretty good and i will assume the lack of corrections and such proves that. But i want to add more things to this page. How about a comparison section to the book? To Do: --comparison --On set history (IE where was it shot, special things to notice) --Conections to Real life events

whatever it is, ill be happy to try and do it. I just need some direction.... --JJR86 03:20, 25 March 2007 (UTC)JJR86

About the Regina Spektor song.[edit]

I have no experience with wikis, but at the bottom of the page where the article talks about this being the inspiration for the Regina Spektor song "Fidelity", this quote needed citation. There is a YouTube video of a interview with her, and she says that there. The URL is: [1]

I hope I helped!

121.72.130.186 02:39, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Much appreciated--JJR86 18:06, 15 June 2007 (UTC)JJR86

ok then[edit]

I took the triva and put the two best things into the article its self and removed the other stuff. I also added a new sub section for "references in other works", but i dont know how to get that into the little index box.

i was also thinking we should make a seperate page for the sound track as that takes up a lot of the page and could be expanded upon.

anyhelp or corrections would be great --JJR86 18:25, 15 June 2007 (UTC)JJR86

I corrected a couple of things in the new section. The YouTube reference isn't necessary. - Dudesleeper · Talk 18:43, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
But surely we need a source - and that is better than nothing ? -- Beardo 22:07, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Would be nice, although a source for that won't make or break the article. - Dudesleeper · Talk 02:19, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Trivia section[edit]

A think the trivia section should be put back as there is alot of trivia that is associated with the book and film for example: there is a reference to the band the "Lemonheads" and one of their songs was titled "It's a shame about Ray"

while that is intresting, trivia sections are fround on by Wiki, all information in them can and should be used elsewhere in the page. For your idea i would say it would make a nice addition to the sound track page we have yet to start. thoughts?

A trivia item that may relate to the soundtrack is that, when Rob announces that he will sell five copies of "The Three EPs" by The Beta Band and places the CD in, it begins playing towards the end of the song, rather than the beginning. Is that the type of trivia that you are suggesting should be integrated into the article? GCD1 14:23, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


also, do we need the list of charachters at the bottem? i belive i wrote most of it in, with the summary and there is a list on the side already... --JJR86 08:07, 8 July 2007 (UTC)JJr86

Regarding the character list: yes, it should remain in the prose. Within reason, I don't think anything should appear in the infobox that isn't in the main text too. - Dudesleeper · Talk 10:42, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 19:22, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:HighfidelityDVD.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 07:14, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

fixed by someone who is very kind. many thanks --JJR86 (talk) 23:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

References in other works[edit]

I've moved this section here because none of this info is sourced and should really be integrated into other sections or removed altogether. --J.D. (talk) 19:18, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

well we already talked about the Regina thing but yeah, i have heard all these things before and i could go get sources but really, is this needed to make the article better? I thought we should work on more relevant parts of the article --JJR86 (talk) 23:23, 11 January 2008 (UTC) During a 2005 concert in Providence, Rhode Island, Regina Spektor stated that "Fidelity", a song from her album Begin to Hope, is based on the film.

Taking Back Sunday's track "Number Five with a Bullet", from their 2004 album Where You Want to Be, borrows its title from a line in the film in which Rob describes Laura as entering the number five spot of his top 5 break ups "with a bullet" when he sees her with a man he hates.

Mitch Clem's punk rock webcomic Nothing Nice To Say had a strip stating the funniest thing in High Fidelity is that fact that any person could find Green Day and Stiff Little Fingers alike.

The song "Music or the Misery" by Fall Out Boy takes its name from the opening scene, as Rob asks himself, "Which came first: the music, or the misery?"

Missing instrumental song[edit]

the final song from the film is missing; it's mentioned http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090320023124AAnHeK5, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070423172726AARZNh4, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081205084409AAB3RBu and http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070903125933AAdrnFz. Also mentioned in the comments here: http://musicfromfilm.com/movies/highfidelity.php

was wondering if an appeal on the talk page could remind anyone of the instrumental after "my little red book" and maybe the song list could finally be complete. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.30.116.72 (talk) 13:53, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

It is likely that this is original score music composed by Howard Shore. The time for the playback matches the time shown for the track "End Credits" in the score recordings. (http://www.aulismedia.com/music/record/Howard+Shore-High+Fidelity-11323/overview.html) 174.49.2.39 (talk) 08:16, 9 August 2012 (UTC)