History Film / WalkTheLine

12th Nov '16 1:23:24 PM nombretomado
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* BetterByADifferentName: How about that ElvisPresley miniseries with Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, about a man whose brother dies in childhood, but he becomes famous as a musician, and then falls into substance abuse, but overcomes it with the love of a good woman? Or that Music/RayCharles movie with Creator/JamieFoxx, about a man whose brother dies in childhood, but he becomes famous as a musician, and then falls into substance abuse, but overcomes it with the love of a good woman? Well then came the JohnnyCash movie with Creator/JoaquinPhoenix, about... Interestingly, the success of these stories actually increased with each example.

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* BetterByADifferentName: How about that ElvisPresley miniseries with Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, about a man whose brother dies in childhood, but he becomes famous as a musician, and then falls into substance abuse, but overcomes it with the love of a good woman? Or that Music/RayCharles movie with Creator/JamieFoxx, about a man whose brother dies in childhood, but he becomes famous as a musician, and then falls into substance abuse, but overcomes it with the love of a good woman? Well then came the JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash movie with Creator/JoaquinPhoenix, about... Interestingly, the success of these stories actually increased with each example.
30th Oct '16 6:35:03 AM Aquila89
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A 2005 {{Biopic}} on the life of CountryMusic singer Music/JohnnyCash (Creator/JoaquinPhoenix), directed by James Mangold. Based somewhat on Cash's real life, it follows him through his formative years as he loses his brother to a sawmill accident, and then joins the Air Force. Later on, he returns to the U.S. and tries to work as a salesman, but ends up signing to Sun Records because his heart is in the music business. Along the way, he marries and then divorces his first wife, Vivian, then meets and befriends June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). After some drug-induced tumult, he eventually cleans up and performs his now-legendary concert at Folsom Prison. Johnny and June then perform a concert in Canada, where he interrupts a song to propose to her. She accepts. (No, this wasn't a Hollywood romance ending. That really did happen.)

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A 2005 {{Biopic}} on the life of CountryMusic singer Music/JohnnyCash (Creator/JoaquinPhoenix), directed by James Mangold. Based somewhat on Cash's real life, it follows him through his formative years as he loses his brother to a sawmill accident, and then joins the Air Force. Later on, he returns to the U.S. and tries to work as a salesman, but ends up signing to Sun Records because his heart is in the music business. Along the way, he marries and then divorces his first wife, Vivian, then meets and befriends June Carter (Reese Witherspoon).(Creator/ReeseWitherspoon). After some drug-induced tumult, he eventually cleans up and performs his now-legendary concert at Folsom Prison. Johnny and June then perform a concert in Canada, where he interrupts a song to propose to her. She accepts. (No, this wasn't a Hollywood romance ending. That really did happen.)
13th Oct '16 5:30:50 PM arbiter099
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* ShoutOut: The line, "Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency" comes from the 1955 WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn short All Fowled Up.
13th Sep '16 10:53:02 AM bt8257
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* TheUnFavourite: Johnny never could quite match up to his dutiful dead brother, Jack, in his dad's eyes.

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* TheUnFavourite: TheUnfavourite: Johnny never could quite match up to his dutiful dead brother, Jack, in his dad's eyes.
13th Sep '16 10:52:09 AM bt8257
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6th Sep '16 9:10:56 AM arbiter099
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* HappilyEverBefore: The film ends at Cash's performance of his Folsom Prison Album and marriage to June in 1968 at perhaps the height of his career commercially and only the begging of his "superstar" period. He would go on to have a son with June, John Carter, play another prison album, San Quentin, and more big shows like Madison Square Garden but also relapse into addiction and suffer trouble with his marriage and even be dropped by Columbia and essentially be forgotten by his Mercury label before a resurgence under producer Rick Rubin near the end of his life while enduring immense pain, stuck in a wheelchair and nearly blind. Almost enough material for a sequel.

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* HappilyEverBefore: The film ends at Cash's performance of his Folsom Prison Album and marriage to June in 1968 at perhaps the height of his career commercially and only the begging beginning of his "superstar" period. He would go on to have a son with June, John Carter, play another prison album, San Quentin, and more big shows like Madison Square Garden but also relapse into addiction and suffer trouble with his marriage and even be dropped by Columbia and essentially be forgotten by his Mercury label before a resurgence under producer Rick Rubin near the end of his life while enduring immense pain, stuck in a wheelchair and nearly blind. Almost enough material for a sequel.
6th Sep '16 5:09:43 AM JackWhitehead
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** In real life Johnny's drug rehabilitation was a much more drawn out endeavor. While he did detox at the Carter house, it just brought his drug use down to a manageable level. Case in point, he was high when he recorded ''Live at Folsom Prison''. He continued to abuse pills up until the birth of his son in 1970, two years after the movie ended, and didn't clean up for good until ''1992''.
5th Oct '15 5:18:40 PM arbiter099
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* HappilyEverBefore: The film ends at Cash's performance of his Folsom Prison Album and marriage to June in 1968 at perhaps the height of his career commercially and only the begging of his "superstar" period. He would go on to have a son with June, John Carter, play another prison album, San Quentin, and more big shows like Madison Square Garden but also relapse into addiction and suffer trouble with his marriage and even be dropped by Columbia and essentially be forgotten by his Mercury label before a resurgence under producer Rick Rubin near the end of his life while enduring immense pain, stuck in a wheelchair and nearly blind. Almost enough material for a sequel.
3rd Sep '15 5:41:23 AM TrueBlue170
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: The movie makes it look like Jack Cash's death occurred on the same day that he was cut almost in half by a tablesaw. In real life, he suffered for '''''over a week''''' before he died.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: ArtisticLicenseHistory: The movie makes it look like Jack Cash's death occurred on the same day that he was cut almost in half by a tablesaw. In real life, he suffered for '''''over a week''''' before he died.
28th Aug '15 3:35:32 AM TrueBlue170
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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: The movie makes it look like Jack Cash died on the same day that he was almost cut in half by a tablesaw. In real life, he suffered for '''''over a week''''' before he died.

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* ArtisticLicenceHistory: The movie makes it look like Jack Cash died Cash's death occurred on the same day that he was cut almost cut in half by a tablesaw. In real life, he suffered for '''''over a week''''' before he died.
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