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.
''Maybe we just don't see ourselves the way we really are''
Philip Seymour Hoffman Memorial-fest
It was finally time to give this film another shot after casually dismissing it 14 years ago, and see if my perception had altered at all. I decided to watch the 'Director's Cut' which was 41 minutes longer than it's theatrical release, and I certainly had quite a bit of fun with it, but I cannot get past the fact that it is a Cameron Crowe film, and therefore specifically engineered to draw the largest crowd possible by playing it safe.
There is so much exuberance and likeability exuding from Almost Famous, that being overtly cynical would be a curmudgeonly enterprise; with it's slam dunk…
"It's all happening.."
Almost Famous is a heart-warming tale about a 15 year old boy who escapes life from under his loving, but strict, mother's control to tour the US with a rock band. The film feels so genuine due to being inspired by director Cameron Crowe's own experiences writing for Rolling Stone as a teenager. The performances are excellent all around, especially Kate Hudson's enchanting portrayal of the mysterious Penny Lane. Set in 1973, Almost Famous also does a great job of making you feel like you're watching a film from that decade. While the theme of fame centres the film, there is a powerful message on the subject of trust and independence. Follow your instinct whilst trying not to be swayed by others and it will lead you to great things.
If you have yet to watch this picture, add it to your bucket list as I do not believe it is one to be overlooked.
if you're not watching the extended version you're not living
This was far better and more entertaining that I ever expected. Great film, and fantastic soundtrack!
Exceptionally clever and funny coming of age drama. Essentially a film about two parts, a dream world of rock and roll coming into a collapse of a real world threat of just being too far removed. We're constantly feel this dwindling excitement for the band within the film, yet we have such a good time with them we want to be with them, despite their incapabilities and inadequacies, we want to indulge, but we also want them to get a clue.
Of course we also follow Kate Hudson's mysterious groupie, who seems both in on the joke, but also lacking options of escape. She's along for the ride not through choice so much as her own ignorance, to a point…
Um filme único pelos seus diálogos e por optar pela não obviedade dos personagens, dos plots e das histórias.
¿No tenéis ninguna película que habéis visto mil veces y os ha dejado pegados a la pantalla todas y cada una de esas veces? Para mí esa película es 'Almost Famous'.
Quizá algunos de vosotros no sepáis que esta película cuenta la historia real de su director, Cameron Crowe. Este hombre, cuando sólo tenía 15 años, empezó a escribir artículos para la revista Rolling Stone y se iba de gira con grupos de rock como Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band o David Bowie. 'Almost Famous' está basada sobre todo en el primer artículo que escribió sobre The Allman Brothers Band, pero también tiene un poco de otras experiencias y, como él dice, es su manera de escribir una carta…
I watched this on a ten hour coach journey back from France, and was most impressed by the fun they managed to have on a packed tour-bus than anything.
A decent film marred by trite music-philosophizing about the 'death of rock and roll'. As always, there's Cameron Crowe's trademark sentimentality, an unbalanced hybrid of earned-emotion and schmaltz. Definitely up there though as one of his best films, alongside Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky.
Also, can't fault Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance (RIP), pitch-perfect as always.
8th film of summer challenge.
I can't believe that it took me this long to see Almost Famous.
So many things stand out in this film; the music, one of the best screenplays in a movie I've ever seen, the amount of heart, the fantastic impeccable performances (the stand-out being Kate Hudson), a nice feel of the 70's, it's all there. It was overall a heartwarming and an engaging journey with these characters that I truly did not want to end.
“I am a golden god!”
Almost Famous takes a hard look at how often the chaotic life of sex, drugs and Rock & roll can take its tool.
And I absolutely loved it.
At times, the film is fun, groovy and exhilarating, at others, deeply contemplated.
There isn't anything else I can say about this film that hasn't already been said before. It's truly fantastic.
Probably the best coming of age story I've ever seen, and one of my favorites, for sure.
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