Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.
Almost Famous is an autobiographical inspired film about a 15-year-old who is hired by Rolling Stone magazine to follow and interview a rock band during their tour. A film about growing up, first love, disappointment, and the life of a rock star.
Reporter: Mr.Blake what do you love about cinema?
Me: To begin with it....everything else.
I AM A GOLDEN GOD!
This song is never been sung in this film, but can be sing always:
Like a bird on a wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free
Bird on the wire by Leonard Cohen
If I could be more free as much am I, I'll be like a bird on the wire, the sing my own song...Like a bird on the wire...To sing with my friends on the wire...Only to you hear our midnight choir.
Maybe is the only thing I can refer about music and rock 'n' roll. Like a bird…
Its all happening!
I finally watched Almost Famous after a loooooooong time of putting it off.
Sigh.... There's just too many movies and not enough time... But I saw it. And more importantly, I loved it; for obvious reasons. But I also loved this film for being so damn awesome despite having 3 things I passionately hate:
1. Kate Hudson
2. Zooey Deschanel
3. Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel being in the same movie.
Luckily Zooey had a small and surprisingly likable part and she didn't have share the screen with Kate "yourwordsmakemypenisshrivel" Hudson. In fact, I think the films only crime is trying to convince us that anyone could ever fall in love with her... But enough about that!…
Why did I wait so long to watch!? Almost Famous might be the best film about music that I've seen. It's a coming of age story that is so different from the rest. I connected with so many characters in this movie, and that rarely happens. Typically, I'll connect with maybe one or two; but that's not the case here. And I think that was mainly due to the outstanding acting from the entire cast. The music! Oh the music was absolutely fantastic!
I tried to think of something negative to say about this movie, even if it was the smallest thing. And I literally can't think of anything. This movie was amazing. The Tiny Dancer scene was just way too good, dang that was awesome. Also, the fact that Russell is Dr. Manhattan is Watchmen is just epic.
Don't forget: DON'T DO DRUGS!
I love films which are about or reference classic rock. This couldn't be any more perfect!
Sabbath, Skynyrd, Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones. To name just a few but ALL SUCH GREAT BANDS! I didn't expect "Simple Man" to provoke even greater feelings from me than it already does, but its use in this film did!
Cameron Crowe is a God! I'm so in love with this film right now!
It's just dawned on me that it's Jason Lee in this! I Love My Name is Earl and his character in Kevin Smith's films. This is so great.
Spinal Tap must have seen this and thought "Ah shit, our film sucks now..."
And then I find out Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is the one playing the guitar tracks for the band in this?! This film has everything a fan of classic rock could ask for!
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Considering I've just finished watching this film, the sensible thing to do would probably be to wait until I've gathered my thoughts and then write an in-depth review covering everything in detail.
But I'd just forget to do that.
As with most things, there really isn't anything else I can add that hasn't already been said about this film, other than the fact that it's probably a new favourite of mine. It's just, well, every single thing about it. The script (that "uncool" conversation...). The soundtrack (the soundtrack...). The cast (PSH...). Everything combining to create the band movie.
Yeah, once again, I'm pretty much lost for words right now. Sorry.
Like most young men, I had a phase where the discovery of real rock and roll cemented itself in my life as one of the monumental events that came out of growing up and discovering for myself what music was. I thought the world of some of the guys who made this music, they were some of my childhood idols. Do I still think this highly of some of them?..... You caught me. There is a mystique that surrounds the making of this music and a world that it can transport you to, and when you find another person who has been to that illusive world, it's an immediate moment of bonding. I think Cameron Crowe is one of those…
The intoxicating world and often competing demands of the LP, music criticism, artistic integrity and the rock n roll lifestyle. This is Crowe's best and most personal film.
Similarly to the recent Chocolat, I vaguely recalled having seen this with family around the time of its DVD release or when it first hit TV screens, but it was so distant and vague a memory, and probably only held half of my attention at the time, that I counted this as a first viewing.
As an audiophile, as well as a Lester Bangs appreciator, this film is a glorious experience. But none of this would have worked without the lucky casting of Patrick Fugit, who just absolutely looks and embodies the…
I almost wish that film was a little more name droppy with its musical influences, because it must have been such a great era to hear music and look at records and such. Kind of like what "High Fidelity" did without the whole depressing romance.
Watching "Almost Famous" always makes me feel like I'm hearing a great song for the first time. It is just one of those movies that can turn around even the worst days.
Chasing your dreams can be tough, especially if your an ambitious young journalist looking to do a piece on an up and coming band. Without going to deeply into the workings of the music industry this plays off well with a great cast. There's a lot to be had here, especially with Philip Seymour Hoffman providing another great speech.
I was not a fan of this flick. There was something very amateurish about all of it. It feels like a movie that was based on a book and therefore, is trying REALLY hard to cram in all the "good stuff" in the book. A lot of the acting was very BIG (Patrick Fugit and Zoey Daschenel,or however it's spelled, in particular) and some of the characters were cartoonish (Frances McDormand). I watched this movie for Philip Seymour Hoffman who was great in the handful of scenes he is in, but then, it's only a handful of scenes. I also find Kate Hudson very off-putting. Not sure what it is, but I kinda just don't like her face. This movie just wasn't my scene, man. Oh, I should add, the music was pretty good, both the real stuff and Stillwater's music.
William Miller: I love you. And I'm about to boldly go where... many men have gone before.
Cameron Crowe makes feel-good movies. And that's awesome. There's definitely a place in the world for really well made feel good movies. Feel good movies like these often get a bad rap for being "Hollywood" and everything but Crowe's movies transcend that. Nobody makes them like he does. Almost Famous is on the same level of Jerry Maguire. I'll need to rewatch Maguire soon as I love that movie more than most but Almost Famous is probably his most universally loved. Hell of a lot better than "We Bought a Goddamn Zoo" I'll tell you that.
A joyous coming-of-age story which anyone with an interest in writing, music, or Jason Lee with bad hair will surely enjoy.
Although Kate Hudson is the face on the poster, Patrick Fugit's William is the real star here. One of the best child performances arguably ever, Fugit channels charm, confusion and wide-eyed amazement in equal measure.
The music is welll worthy of a watch, too.
"That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter." - Lester fuckin' Bangs
Undeniably one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. Before we get into the review proper, let me recap my prior experience with the film. Almost Famous is a movie I've seen small bits and pieces of over the years, and really enjoyed. For some reason or another, I never got around to watching it in its entirety. Well, that changes today. I went out and bought the extended cut, put…
Penny Lane, oh Penny Lane. Teasing eyes, perfect hair. Let the cosmos of music roll, beat, grit, and ask, 'What kind of beer?'. Because what kind of beer, indeed. You know it, how you know it, IT'S ALL HAPPENING.
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