Nick Hornby’s novel is transposed with surprising success from Wicker Park district of . to the trendy
‘Championship Vinyl’, the record store of pop geek and serial rejectee Rob Gordon (1500 North Milwaukee Avenue and North Honore Street (the interior was a studio set). In September 2008, the store was still vacant and boarded-up. Don’t be disappointed – you can pick up secondhand vinyl only a few doors away, at Reckless Records, 1532 North Milwaukee.) was an empty store at
Roger Ebert once wrote, "High Fidelity" is based on a 1995 novel by Nick Hornby, a London-based writer, and is directed by Stephen Frears, also British. Frears and his screenwriters (D.V. Devincentis, Steve Pink, Cusack and Scott Rosenberg) have transplanted the story to Chicago so successfully that it feels like it grew organically out of the funky soil of Lincoln Avenue and North Halsted, Old Town and New Town, Rogers Park and Hyde Park, and Wicker Park, where it was shot--those neighborhoods where the workers in the alternative-lifestyle industry live, love and labor.
This is one of my favorite scenes:
I love that this movie is about making the best mixed tape. [Because I love making mixed tapes/cds.] I can't way to watch this movie again and hear the amazing soundtrack.
Chicago magazine rated High Fidelity #1 in a list of the top 40 movies ever filmed in Chicago.
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