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!
"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…
All my life I've never been a huge music or rock n roll type guy, but after seeing Almost Famous, I can certainly see where all the hype came from. Almost Famous is a revolutionary movie. It shows what music and rock are really all about in every way, shape, and form from all perspective. But I doing so, it also tells a fantastic character driven movie. You seem to care about basically everyone. I can go on and on about how much a enjoyed Almost Famous but the most important thing i can say is GO SEE IT!
So many wonderful moments in this film
This film is incredibly cheesy. It is heartfelt and earnest at its core, but still incredibly cheesy. The exaggerated plot, the dialogue, the attempts at humor- they all feel false. Not that a viewer can't relate to them, but that everything that happens feels as though it could only happen in a movie. This isn't entirely awful, it has a way of making the movie feel satirical, like an 80's high school movie. Not that it's as good as Heathers, or anything John Hughes directed.
My other major hang-up with the movie, and this is just something I was personally uncomfortable with, was how the movie glorified the statutory rape of the main character. Every other aspect of the film…
How had I not seen this before. A coming-of-age film in the realest sense - a journey each character takes. I love the true dialogue and fully formed characters. All of them carry an endearing charm, making you fall in love with the story and the era they are from.
My favorite film, hands down. Nearly perfect. This is what I aspire to create in my work.
I've probably seen this film 1/2 dozen times. If this is even close to a true rendition of time with the band, what a time. One of the best films I have ever seen. It's perfect on every level. Fun, Drama, Humor, Love, it's all there! "I AM A GOLDEN GOD!" Enjoy!
Keep your Hans Zimmer, this movie has the best soundtrack ever.
Perfect movie for music lovers and for those people who like coming of age stories. The soundtrack for this movie is beyond perfection. And the whole cast performance is amazing. Why did I wait so long to see this movie?!
Classic case of a soundtrack that's better than the movie. The film is interesting on the margins, where it toys with unexpected moments - the strange mother character, campy bit-players, William's interactions with the Rolling Stone team. It's also strong on the details, presumably culled from real-life experiences and a fun insight into the debaucherous world of rock tours. On the other hand, most of the movie lacks a real purpose or vision. The story is a pretty good one, but that's about all there is - the filmmaking is mostly hands-off, and pivotal scenes (airplane, pool party) are rarely delivered with any meaningful direction. What's more, the whole thing is sunk by the cheesy anchor that is Penny Lane, a character whose every move merits an eye-roll.
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