Ep. 47 - Walk the Line / The Cinematic Legacy of Johnny Cash (+ Walk Hard)
Curt, Kim, and Mike, along with special guest Eric Carroll, continue their exploration of the MUSICAL BIOPIC with an in-depth retrospective on the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. We compare and contrast this 2005 biopic classic alongside last week’s film focus of Bohemian Rhapsody and examine the similarities and tropes that both films share. We also take a look at the 2007 comedy masterpiece Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and examine how it deconstructs the biopic genre with both reverence and scathing sarcasm.
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Show Notes/referenced articles:
-"DRUGS AND JUNE CARTER’ – JOHNNY CASH’S FIRST WIFE REVEALS WHAT RUINED THEIR MARRIAGE"