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…
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!
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!…
"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.
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!
Review In A Nutshell:
I knew that eventually I'll find a Cameron Crowe film that I would like. Almost Famous is that film. Cameron Crowe may not be much of an auteur as compared to his peers, particularly if you judge the film on its surface, but if one pushes themselves beyond the veneer that Crowe has created then one would find the genuine truth in his films. Jerry Maguire may not be a reflection of the director's own personal life but one can sense the emotions of some of the key characters within that film are inspired from his own life. Almost Famous takes it one step further by providing a semi-biographical retelling of his experience when he worked…
This was great, I feel bad that I had this on hold for so long. Didn't expect it to be as deep and entertaining as it was.
'Untitled' directors cut
Yup, still awesome.
Finally learned what it means when Zooey says, "I'll deadhead back later." Apparently, it refers to hitching where the driver is going the same place you are. So after a Dead show, one would catch a ride with someone to the next show.
As I now understand, it was a common term among airline employees as well, since they could catch another flight to their destination. And Zooey was a stewardess.
The film that keeps on giving. . .
One of my favorite Tim Burton films is Big Fish. Almost Famous is Cameron Crowe's real life Big Fish. I think it's amazing that a writer/filmmaker is able to tell their own story, and for it to be as successful as Almost Famous. When I say successful, I'm not talking about box office numbers, I'm talking about heart/soul and the existence of a great film.
This is the first time I had seen the extended cut. I have to say it's up there with the extended cuts of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy in substance and importance. What is added is not just a throw away line that I don't even notice, it's entire scenes and small adjustments…
We spent over an hour trying to get Wild At Heart to work, then gave up and I remembered I had this.
Sweet saviour from the Eden of rock..
The music was good
“I always tell the girls never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends.”
Being about a 1970's rock band, the music and score is perfection. Amazing performances from every cast member causing you to laugh out loud one moment and cry along with them the next. Can't say more than this is a constant re-watch, never-get-sick-of movie that everyone needs to see.
Excellent soundtrack, formidable script. Also, fun fact: Penny Lane's character is based on a real person of the same (fake) name, and the Band Aids in the film are based on a real group called The Flying Garter Girls. I know this because my mother was friends with them in 1970s Los Angeles - so obviously this film personally resonates with me (articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-10-16/features/0210160009_1_margaret-moser-austin-next-spring-film-starring-goldie-hawn/2).
My only gripe with this film is Penny Lane's role in the narrative, as she demonstrates the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope in many respects in relation to the character William (for more information on that, read this article: tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl).
At the same time, I take this aspect with a grain of salt. Penny Lane does have…
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