For when that friend asks you to introduce him to some really great films. This list is not meant to…
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, to 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…
"You are home."
The greatest films don't even exist in any form of reality. The images conjured and the feelings emitted cause a magical occurrence, releasing dreams into their purest destinations and furthering the quest for collective empathy. Very few films, even among my favorites, can cause such a cathartic and almost "out-of-body" feeling within me, but Almost Famous never fails to make me see humanity and its massive intricacies so clearly. A beautiful, beautiful film.
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 in Watchmen is just epic.
Don't forget: DON'T DO DRUGS!
I love it. I adore it. I could eat it everyday if it was healthy enough. Everyone has a favorite food, one that comforts and makes your taste buds sing, culminating in a choir radiating from your slowly-satisfied stomach. Anytime, anywhere, if there's pizza offered, I wanna try it. Of course, if It's a steak restaurant or something, I'll go for the steak, but that's self-explanatory. Basically, comfort food is synonymous with comfort cinema, as it brings the same wondrous pleasures as a bite into a massive slice of deep-dish. The world of film is overflowing with variety, but sometimes, a three hour Fellini isn't what you want to watch on a Saturday night. However, you don't want to…
It's not just that this movie has an incredible soundtrack, or that it's impossible to take your eyes off Kate Hudson, or even that this was the first time I ever heard Elton John's Tiny Dancer, it's that Almost Famous makes me feel like I belong in a world I have never set foot in. It is rare to find a movie that so immerses you in its world that you are genuinely surprised to come downstairs and realize Francis McDormand isn't actually your mother, or that you can't buy tickets for the next Stillwater concert.
I was lucky enough to watch Cameron Crowe's masterpiece, his Stairway to Heaven, at the exact right point in my life. Not that there is any bad time to watch it. A flawless coming of age movie, Almost Famous let's you tune out your problems, and turn up the music.
I know a lot of film/music fans like this one and I can understand why. Its actually a good autobiographical look at Crowe's teen years when he was a reporter/journalist for Rolling Stone. Thats fine. The thing I really don't like about it is how self indulgent and corny it really is. Of course it has to have sentimental aspects because it's based on real life and the 70s was a groovy time to be alive maaan but overall I dont think it's as great as alot of people make it out to be. It also marks the beginning of what I call Crowe's "cornball series" of films that feature pop music (Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown, We Bought A…
An excellent coming-of-age story but to a larger degree an excellent period piece. America in the 70s is such a facinating time period to me and this film does a really good job of capturing such a tumultuous era in North American history by having its lead character be a 15-year-old wannabe Rock Journalist at the beginning of the genre's (and society itself's) biggest evolution.
The whole film, similar to other modern films taking place in the same era, has a vibe of "the last of the greats," about it, highlighing the fact that this kind of lifestyle could never again exist in the glamorous way it does in this film.
Almost Famous is a brilliantly acted, written and directed…
A lot of fun with a great soundtrack.
I can't stop smiling, Cameron Crowe you are officially the king of feel good movies. Brilliantly written, acted, and directed, this makes me wonder what the Academy was thinking when they gave Gladiator Best Picture.
And this movie is good AF (get it) LOL.
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Typical movie made by Cameron Crowe. Is about the youth of a decade, the early 70's.
Shows the music and the life of fame; a strange love, an idea of liberty and also a true Rock soul.
A complete movie, with great acting by the entire cast.
I just watched the 162min directors cut and I think it was the best movie about music I've ever seen. I wish I lived Williams life. And Penny is a goddess.
"It's all happening."
It's not easy to write about rock and roll without getting ridiculous amounts of drugs, sex, money and carbon-dark humor involved and deliver a good fuckin' picture. Crowe nails it. He beat Scorsese's ridiculous attempt to describe Rock insurgency in Vinyl if you ask me, maybe because it gives it a more hippie focus and not so Wolf of Wall Street. But man, the poignancy, the dazzle, the clever scripting; and not a single drop of artistic obscenity.
The very movie generates in the (specially) young and rock-and-roll-loving viewer feelings parallel to those of the main character's, and it mercilessly tears them down towards the end with some human-nature-striking ugly truth that helps describe modern rock and…
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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