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Friday, December 2, 2005

Re: Walk the Line

Posted by on December 2 at 11:29 AM

I also recently saw Walk the Line, and I absolutely loved it. I wondered if that ending—where Johnny Cash proposes to June Carter onstage—had actually happened. It did. I like that the film focused on their relationship—particularly on the sainthood of June Carter—and not just on Cash’s drug problems. She had also tried to save Hank Williams from himself several years earlier, but he was far too much to handle, and we all know how that turned out. If not: excessive drinkin’; guns (he once shot at June and her sister Anita); morphine; getting kicked off the Grand Ole Opry… all ending with his being dead (at 29, though he looked about 45) for several hours in the backseat of his car on the way to a show on New Year’s Eve, 1953.