Last night we ran to Logan Square for dinner at Revolution Brewery. While running along Milwaukee Ave, we went right by Reckless Records. It’s right next to where they filmed “High Fidelity”!
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.
P.S If you ever go to Revolution Brewery, we love the Rosa beer. It’s a summer beer with hibiscus and orange!