Black’s agent’s wake-up call and the appeal from “Dangerous Liaisons director Frears” brought him back to reality. He accepted what was then his biggest film role. Black received praise for his role, including two MTV Movie Award nominations and an American Comedy Awards nod. He was soon everywhere. Barry’s humor and charm is evident throughout the film, but “High Fidelity” fans tend to remember him for his musical talent. The record store clerk finally performs in his own band, previously known as Sonic Death Monkey. Now called Barry Jive and Uptown Five.
“When it came time to finally sing at the end of the movie, I was like, ‘Holy s**t, that’s a lot of pressure,'” Black told Total Film. “We did the initial take and the atmosphere in the room wasn’t electric.” It wasn’t as grand as it needed to be.
The musician and actor remembered that Frears directed the room of extras and other actors to “engage with the performance,” which was a feedback the actor took personal. “I was like, ‘Holy s**t, he really was yelling at me.’ Black says that he took it to be his fault that the audience wasn’t enjoying themselves because he didn’t rock hard enough. Black and his band never miss an opportunity to rock, and they nailed their energetic performance of “Let’s Get It On” in the second take.[Frears]I said, “Action”, on take two. “And that was the take they used in the film.”
Tenacious D has continued to grow in popularity since “High Fidelity.” The band has released four albums and made several movies. Movies and TV appearances, and won a Grammy.
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