High Fidelity: 20 frases sobre el amor y la música

Este semana, una de las mejores películas sobre música, relaciones sentimentales y madurez (o la falta de)… cumple 20 años desde que estrenó en cines: HIGH FIDELITY.

La cinta protagonizada por John Cusack y con papeles secundarios de Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, está basada en la novela homónima de Nick Hornby, y dirigida por Stephen Frears.

Ambientada a finales de los 90 en Chicago, Rob Gordon es un hombre treintañero, dueño de una tienda de discos, que después de romper con su novia, decide buscar a sus exparejas y encontrar la razón por la cual ha fracasado en el amor.

Para celebrar su aniversario 20, decidimos hacer un listado con lo mejor que tiene esta cinta: sus frases memorables.

Y si no han tenido oportunidad de ver la película, dense dos horas  para disfrutar de las mejores rom-coms que podrán ver en toda su vida.

Garantía Filmsteria.



1 – Libros, cine… las cosas que importan

I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like…

Books, records, films – these things matter.

Call me shallow but it’s the fuckin’ truth, and by this measure I was having one of the best dates of my life.


2 – Fantasía vs realidad

– I’m tired of the fantasy, because it doesn’t really exist. And there are never really any surprises, and it never really…
– Delivers?
– Delivers. And I’m tired of it. And I’m tired of everything else for that matter. But I don’t ever seem to get tired of you, so…


3 – Cómo hacer un buen mixtape

Now the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art, many do’s and don’ts.

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First of all, you’re using some else’s poetry to express how you feel.

This is a delicate thing.


4 – Cómo hacer un buen mixtape, vol 2

The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You got to kick it off with a killer to grab attention.

Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t want to blow your wad. So then you got to cool it off a notch.

There are a lot of rules.


5 – El peligro de escuchar música

What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over.

Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss.

Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?

6 – Suicidio del amor forzado

I can see now I never really committed to Laura. I always had one foot out the door, and that prevented me from doing a lot of things, like thinking about my future and… I guess it made more sense to commit to nothing, keep my options open.

And that’s suicide.

By tiny, tiny increments.


7 – La música como inspiración

I’ll use music as fuel, you know? Not like as inspiration but as fuel like if I need to get into a certain mindset I know there’s certain songs that I can turn on that’ll just… that’s the gas and that’ll get me right where I need to go.

Or if I need to get out of a certain state put on this song or that song and it just propels you.

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8 – Amor sin emoción

She didn’t make me miserable, or anxious, or ill at ease. You know, it sounds boring, but it wasn’t. It wasn’t spectacular either. It was just good. But really good.


9 – Nada cambia desde que tenemos 14 años

It would be nice to think that since I was 14, times have changed. Relationships have become more sophisticated. Females less cruel. Skins thicker. Instincts more developed.

But there seems to be an element of that afternoon in everything that’s happened to me since.

All my romantic stories are a scrambled version of that first one.


10 – Deja que todas las cosas te pasen…

All I’m saying is, you have to allow for things to happen to people, but most of all to yourself. And you don’t Bob, so what’s the use?

11 – Como estar en casa

I miss her smell, and the way she tastes. It’s a mystery of human chemistry and I don’t understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.


12 – Sobre el futuro amoroso

So, what am I gonna do now? Just keep jumping from rock to rock, for the rest of my life, until they’re not any rocks left? Should I bolt every time I get that feeling in my gut when I meet someone new?

Well, I’ve been listening to my gut since I was 14 years old, and frankly speaking,

I’ve come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.


13 – Exorcizar a los demonis del rechazo

I could’ve wound up having sex back there. And what better way to exorcise rejection demons than to screw the person who rejected you, right? But you wouldn’t be sleeping with a person, you’d be sleeping with the whole sad, single-person culture.

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14 – Ya… súperalo.

Some people never got over Vietnam or the night their band opened for Nirvana.

I guess I never got over Charlie.

15 – El mejor mixtape…

I’ve started to make a tape… in my head… for Laura. Full of stuff she likes. Full of stuff that make her happy.

For the first time I can sort of see how that is done.


16 – Vivir con miedo

We were frightened of being left alone for the rest of our lives.

17 – ¿A qué suena el amor?

– Come on! What, did I beat you? Did I tell you you were a bad person? I mean, what the fuck? What should I have done to make you happy?
– Nothing. Make yourself happy.
– Oh, I see. Um, wh-why am I not happy?
– Because you’re the same person you used to be.. and I’m not.

18 – Un poco antes…

Hey Laura! If you really wanted to screw me up, you should’ve gotten to me earlier!

19 – ¿A qué canción suena el amor?

And then we made love. It was great. That’s it. I’m not going to go into all that other stuff, you know, the who did what to whom stuff. You know that song, «Behind Closed Doors,» by Charlie Rich?

It’s one of my favorite songs.

I can say we had a good time. I can say that.

20 – Lo que realmente importa

I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like.