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Walk the Line [2005 film] by James Mangold

Walk the Line [2005 film]

by James Mangold (Director/Screenwriter), Johnny Cash (Original book), Gill Dennis (Screenwriter), James Mangold, James Mangold

Other authors: Larry Bagby (Actor), Ginnifer Goodwin (Actor), Dan John Miller (Actor), Robert Patrick (Actor), Joaquin Phoenix (Actor)2 more, Dallas Roberts (Actor), Reese Witherspoon (Actor)

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as mostly, more thoughts than a rounded, elaborate, review:

Enjoyable film, in a flash the life = work of this artist. Most liked all the embedded songs , not bad sung, and the June Carter. (role and character)
Nice to see how the talented boy, named Johnny, grows to a good artist. Believable acting, nice guy.

(Again) we see how an artistic life has it's reverse, (If one to do that ultimate, one lacks time for other things like family life. as a performer on tour extra difficult plus how can you excell five times a week without artificial help of pills? ).

In a few scenes they showed
- the unsatisfyingness for his wife, (but never is shown she supports, his career, other than staying at home with the children, waiting),
- the attitude of his father to John, as a child and as grown-up.
- his compassion with people like the prisoners
These themes rather superficial developed to / just slightly touched, to me. Maybe not important in this film. ( i must say i missed the beginning of the film, - the first scene i saw, his brother was dying. That first scenes explained same of the gap between father and Johnny, and suggestively some motivation or problems of/in Johnny's career).

The realistic feelgood came from June Carter, that lovely, talented woman, who knew the showworld and how to combine that with 'real life 'people, Johnny included.
Smiled on how, in the end, Johnny within the promised restriction, managed to 'fetch over' her to marry him.

i liked:
When you choose to work from your heart: -
The first song they have taped was about is thoughts after his experiences in the army,
Ths songs that encouraged the prisoners - it works out well. (provided that you are talented)

- The houses he lived in gave signals about his career, kind of theme.

- Seeing Jerry Lee Lewis (and Elvis?) in the same show as Johnny , also in the beginning of their carreer.

I always wonder how realistic these films are, in several ways.

three stars, for now. three stars is not little. I did like the film. ( )
  EMS_24 | Jan 4, 2016 |
(Johnny Cash), (June Carter), Ginnifer Goodwin (Vivian Cash), Robert Patrick (Ray Cash), Shelby Lynne (Carrie Cash), Dan Beene (Ezra Carter), Larry Bagby (Marshall Grant), Lucas Till ( )
1 vote Rose-Marie | Nov 2, 2008 |
Singer. Rebel. Outlaw. Hero. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as dark as the night, the legendary "Man in Black" revolutionized music- and forged his legacy as a genuine American icon. Golden Globe nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star (and sing) as Johnny Cash and June Carter in this inspiring true story of one man's unwavering devotion to his sound, his message and the greatest love of his life.
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  dpk1927 | Apr 14, 2007 |
Both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were phenomenal. ( )
  lnlamb | Sep 30, 2006 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mangold, JamesDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cash, JohnnyOriginal bookmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dennis, GillScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mangold, Jamesmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Mangold, Jamesmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bagby, LarryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodwin, GinniferActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, Dan JohnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Patrick, RobertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phoenix, JoaquinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roberts, DallasActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Witherspoon, ReeseActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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