Personally I’m wary as all hell over the new Johnny Cash biopic, “Walk the Line”. The casting of Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Johnny and June scares me as it is, but the fact that they do all the singing in the film scares me even more. Cash had one of the most iconic voices in American music. Why a director would want to neglect that is beyond me. A telling quote (paraphrased) from the director was ‘if you want to hear Cash sing, buy a CD’.
Anyway, for those of you who want a little less Hollywood glamour with your Man in Black, the Public Radio Exchange has available their 4 part series on Johnny Cash called, appropriately enough, Johnny Cash: The Legend.
He weren’t no Hollywood pretty-boy, that’s for sure.
4 hours on the life and times of Johnny Cash, all at your internet-connected fingers. How awesome is that?