Monday, November 28, 2005
Cash and June
We saw the movie WALK THE LINE last night... it was excellent!! I had no idea until I saw the closing credits that both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon SANG every note in the film as Johnny Cash and June Carter. Amazing! I had been plenty impressed that they lip-synched so well... but to learn that they had both taken intensive voice lessons and somehow managed, in just 6 months, to become amazing stage performers and vocal talents... wow. Phoenix sounded EXACTLY like Johnny Cash. They both should be nominated for Oscars, and I can't think of anyone more deserving this year (so far) than them to WIN. (Though David Strathairn in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK was pretty great too.) See WALK THE LINE... the music is great and the performances are entrancing.