Almost Famous (2000)

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A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.


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23 September 2000 | Kaksmack
10
| Wonderfuly captured piece of time that breaks the age barrier and pulls all generations in
As I exited the movie theater after viewing Cameron Crows latest adventure, I was struggling with what to say to my date. As I didnt want to just sit there and say nothing, I was forced to due to so many feelings and thoughts about Almost Famous. Luckily, she felt the same way and so for a few moments we just sat there, staring off into the screen, wishing, wanting, and feeling for that movie. It was so nicely done. From the acting, brilliantly handled, to the directing, never camrons problem, down to the sets, costumes, audio, and other wonderfully placed visuals. Not only was the movie well thought out, but it became one of those rare films in which everyone, boy girl, man woman, could feel for at least one person, part, event. I would reccomend anyone I know to see this movie. It was a chance to take yourself away from your own problems and let you watch someone elses moving you all the way through. ****/****

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Did You Know?

Trivia

DreamWorks Pictures was originally going to be the sole distributor. But weeks before release, they sold the international rights to Sony due to budget concerns.


Quotes

Elaine Miller: I can't believe you wanna be Atticus Finch. Oh, that makes me feel so good.
Young William: I like him.


Goofs

A paperback version of "Trinity" by Leon Uris is on William's bed-bookshelf. This book was published in 1976, and the paperback version was printed in 1977.


Crazy Credits

Actress Amy Wright is credited for the role of 'Mrs. Deegan' in director's cut of the movie on DVD in 2001, but not on Blu-ray 2008. Actor Shannon Saint Ryan is credited on director's cut DVD as 'Shannon St Ryan'. On director's cut Blu-ray he's 'Shannon Saint Ryan'. Actor Bodhi Pine Elfman is on director's cut DVD 'Bodie Elfman', on director's cut Blu-ray 'Bodhi Elfman'.


Alternate Versions

There are 3 hidden outtakes on the Director's Edition DVD: A scene where Penny Lane is saying Russell's girlfriend's name over and over again to get over the discomfort of it. Notice in the film Penny says she can't even say her name. Crowe says it was based on Truffaut's "Stolen Kisses". The clip of the shooting of the scene on the tour bus when Penny tells William that when they go to Morocco they'll have different names. The first take of the scene with William and Lester Bangs walking up the street. Crowe explains beforehand on the audio clip that when Phillip Seymour Hoffman broke character during the take he thought he heard somebody say "cut" when in fact nobody did.


Soundtracks

Wishing Well
Written by
John Bundrick (as Johnny Bundrick), Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke, Tetsu Yamauchi (as Tetsy Yamauchi) & Paul Rodgers
Performed by Free
Courtesy of A&M Records / Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Genres

Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Music

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