Episode 13

Published on:

12th Jul 2021

High Fidelity (2000) w/ Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow

Brandice and Nicole are back to talk about the Stephen Frears film High Fidelity (2000), and we debate whether it really qualifies as a romantic comedy or not. We break down the soundtrack and whether all of it works or whether some of the songs are too on the nose even if you look at the soundtrack as a mixtape for the movie. For a film set in Chicago, we question why there weren't more references to the Chicago indie scene since the original setting of High Fidelity (the book) is in London. 

We give props to the soundtrack supervisor of the film, Kathy Nelson, and how she was able to help get the film made. Somehow, we also get on the subject of thruples, bangs, and Tim Robbins' wig.

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About the Podcast

Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow. Each month, one episode is with Ryan, Brandice and Nicole, and one episode is with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!