History Literature / HighFidelity

15th May '18 11:53:02 AM SPBurke
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* NeverMyFault: Rob is very quick to tell us about mitigating circumstances in breakups and why he isn't to blame.

to:

* NeverMyFault: Rob is very quick to tell us about mitigating circumstances in breakups and why he isn't to blame. This makes his admission about his failings with Laura all the more poignant at the end of the film.
-->'''Rob:''' I can see now I never really committed to Laura. I always had one foot out the door, and that prevented me from doing a lot of things, like thinking about my future. I guess it made more sense to commit to nothing. Keep my options open. And that's suicide.
27th Apr '18 1:40:12 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->'''Penny''': I... I was crazy about you. I wanted to sleep with you, one day, but not when I was 16. When you broke up with me - YOU broke up with ME - because I was, to use your charming expression, "tight," I cried, and I cried, and I hated you, and when that little shitbag asked me out and I was too tired to fight him off, it wasn't rape, because I said "OK," but it wasn't far off! Do you know I couldn't have sex until after college because I hated it so much? That's when you're supposed to have sex, Rob - in college! And now you want to have a little chat about rejection, well fuck you, Rob!

to:

-->'''Penny''': --->'''Penny''': I... I was crazy about you. I wanted to sleep with you, one day, but not when I was 16. When you broke up with me - YOU broke up with ME - because I was, to use your charming expression, "tight," I cried, and I cried, and I hated you, and when that little shitbag asked me out and I was too tired to fight him off, it wasn't rape, because I said "OK," but it wasn't far off! Do you know I couldn't have sex until after college because I hated it so much? That's when you're supposed to have sex, Rob - in college! And now you want to have a little chat about rejection, well fuck you, Rob!
2nd Apr '18 2:27:40 PM StarSword
Is there an issue? Send a Message


--> '''Rob:''' She's in the phone book! She's in the fucking phone book! She should be living on Neptune! She's an extra terrestrial, a ghost, a myth, not a person in a phone book!
--> '''Rob (narrating):''' And then it dawns on me. Charlie's awful. She doesn't listen to anyone, she says terrible, stupid things, she apparently has no sense of humor at all, and talks shit all night long. Maybe she's been like this all along. How did I manage to edit all this out? How had I made this girl the answer to all the world's problems?

to:

--> '''Rob:''' She's in the phone book! She's in the fucking phone book! She should be living on Neptune! She's an extra terrestrial, a ghost, a myth, not a person in a phone book!
-->
book!\\
'''Rob (narrating):''' And then it dawns on me. Charlie's awful. She doesn't listen to anyone, she says terrible, stupid things, she apparently has no sense of humor at all, and talks shit all night long. Maybe she's been like this all along. How did I manage to edit all this out? How had I made this girl the answer to all the world's problems?



* MostWritersAreWriters: Penny, the ex-girlfriend whom he broke up with when she wouldn't sleep with him or let him feel her up, is now a professional movie critic. Which he thinks is cool, other than the fact that she's working on their date night at the movies and occasionally flashes him in the eye with her flashlight-pen while making notes.



* YourCheatingHeart : One of the reasons. Rob thinks Laura tricked him into admitting he was interested in someone else.

to:

* YourCheatingHeart : One of YourCheatingHeart:
** In
the reasons. book, Rob thinks Laura tricked him into admitting he was interested in someone else. else.
** In the film, one of the things that led to their breakup was:
### him cheating on her...
### while she was pregnant (she knew but hadn't told him yet)...
### which led her to get an abortion, which he only found out about way later after making what was intended to be a bad joke about having kids and reducing her to tears (and he promptly flew into "an ill-advised bout of self-righteousness" about it and only made things worse).
9th Jan '18 7:06:24 AM powerman228
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* InUniverseSoundtrack: Rob Gordon is the manager of a record store, and most of the songs in the film soundtrack are played InUniverse by him and his employees. This includes a cover of Music/MarvinGaye's "Let's Get It On" performed by Creator/JackBlack, whose character Barry sings it in the film.

to:

* InUniverseSoundtrack: Rob Gordon is the manager of a record store, and most Most of the songs in the film soundtrack are played InUniverse by him Rob and his employees.employees in the record store. This includes a cover of Music/MarvinGaye's "Let's Get It On" performed by Creator/JackBlack, whose character Barry sings it in the film.
9th Jan '18 3:49:16 AM Tarhalindur
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* InUniverseSoundtrack: Rob Gordon is the manager of a record store, and most of the songs in the film soundtrack are played InUniverse by him and his employees. This includes a cover of Music/MarvinGaye's "Let's Get It On" performed by Creator/JackBlack, whose character Barry sings it in the film.
16th Dec '17 2:28:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The book is laden with music shout-outs from start to finish. It includes many of Rob's music-related top five lists, with titles like "Top Five ElvisCostello Songs," "Top Five Best Side One Track Ones," and "Top Five Floor-fillers at The Groucho."

to:

** The book is laden with music shout-outs from start to finish. It includes many of Rob's music-related top five lists, with titles like "Top Five ElvisCostello Music/ElvisCostello Songs," "Top Five Best Side One Track Ones," and "Top Five Floor-fillers at The Groucho."
28th Nov '17 6:15:35 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LondonTown: In the book.
29th Aug '17 8:27:56 PM FactoidCow
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Creator/StephenFrears and starring Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.

to:

''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby Creator/NickHornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Creator/StephenFrears and starring Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.
22nd Feb '17 12:36:56 AM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheCameo: BruceSpringsteen appears as an apparition to Rob in the movie.

to:

* TheCameo: BruceSpringsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen appears as an apparition to Rob in the movie.
8th Feb '17 6:36:18 PM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Highfidelity_2993.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:220:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Highfidelity_2993.jpg]]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/high_fidelity_film_poster.jpg]]



''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.

to:

''High Fidelity'' is a 1995 British novel by Nick Hornby (also known for ''Literature/AboutABoy''). It was adapted into a [[FilmOfTheBook 2000 film]] directed by Stephen Frears Creator/StephenFrears and starring John Cusack.Creator/JohnCusack. It also served as the basis for a 2006 Broadway musical of the same name.


Added DiffLines:

This list shows the last 10 events of 79. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.HighFidelity