Walk the Line

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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 winners 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.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203448927
UPC 024543417606
UPC 14 00024543417606
Format DVD
Release Date 6/10/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Actors
Name Witherspoon,Reese
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Gill Dennis - Screenplay
Ginnifer Goodwin - Actor
James Keach - Producer
James Mangold - Director
James Mangold - Screenplay
Joaquin Phoenix - Actor
John Carter Cash - Executive Producer
Johnny Cash - Based On Book By
Michael McCusker - Editor
Phedon Papamichael - Cinematographer
Reese Witherspoon - Actor
Robert Patrick - Actor
T-Bone Burnett - Original Music By
Awards
Winner (2006) British Academy Awards, Paul Massey, et. al., Best Sound,Golden Globe, Walk the Line, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Golden Globe, Joaquin Phoenix, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Golden Globe, Reese Witherspoon, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Oscar, Reese Witherspoon, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominee (2006) Oscar, Arianne Phillips, Best Achievement in Costume DesignArianne Phillips,Oscar, Michael McCusker, Best Achievement in Editing,Oscar, Paul Massey, et. al., Best Achievement in Sound,Oscar, Joaquin Phoenix, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review When I spoke to Roger Ebert shortly before first seeing Walk the Line, he remarked that he knew almost all of Johnny Cash's songs by heart. I cannot make the same claim. I'm familiar with a few of them - mostly those that got radio play - but many of the titles in his catalogue are unknown to me. That didn't impinge upon my ability to enjoy Walk the Line, but the statement is necessary to explain my background. Cash devotees may have a different reaction to this picture. In fact, although I liked it, my bet is that they will love it...During the course of the picture, someone describes Johnny's voice as being "steady like a train, sharp like a razor." That sounds to me like a fitting description of Walk the Line, as well.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Johnny Cash sang like he meant business. He didn't get fancy and he didn't send his voice on missions it could not complete, but there was an urgency in his best songs that pounded them home. When he sang something, it stayed sung. James Mangold's "Walk the Line," with its dead-on performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, helps you understand that quality...The movie fudges some on the facts, but I was surprised to learn that Cash actually did propose marriage to Carter onstage during a concert; it feels like the sort of scene screenwriters invent, but no. Other scenes are compressed or fictionalized, as they must be, and I would have liked more screen time for the other outlaws, including Waylon and Willie. Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis make brief excursions through the plot, but essentially this is the story of John and June and a lot of great music. And essentially that's the story we want.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Witherspoon,Reese
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal Breaks through the conventions of its biopic form with a pair of brilliant performances and a whole lot more.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances...
Mike Clark, USA Today ...equally packed with music and frustrated love...goes from compelling to enthralling.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly A big, juicy, enjoyable wide-canvas biography with a handful of indelible moments.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...[Witherspoon's] portrayal of June is astounding in its vitality and richness.

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