From the writer/director of Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crow brings us Almost Famous, nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of Best Original Screenplay (2001). Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old music fanatic, William (Patrick Fugit). Having managed to land an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater - fronted by lead guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) - and with the help of gorgeous "band aid" Penny Lane played by Oscar nominee Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, 2001), William finds himself drawn into the band's inner circle, despite the objections of his over-protective mother (Frances McDormand). As he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band's dynamics, William learns a life-changing lesson about the importance of family - the ones we inherit and the ones we create.
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HBO Making of Featurette
Rolling Stones Articles: Original Text by Cameron Crowe
Stillwater's "Fever Dog" Music Video
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Love comes and goes – featurette
Lester Banks Interview
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Funny and poignant coming-of-age story that has developed a bit of a cult following over the years mainly due to it being set in the world of 70s rock 'n' roll. So there is an added nostalgic feel to this if you remember those days enhanced by the wonderful soundtrack. Fifteen year old William (Patrick Fugit), despite his domineering and controlling mother (Frances McDormand), is an aspiring rock journalist having been turned onto the music by his older sister (Zooey Deschanel). He manages to bag himself an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to go on tour with up and coming band Stillwater and produce an article for publication. Adopted by the band especially their charismatic guitarist Richard (Billy Crudup) he also finds himself falling for band groupie Penny (Kate Hudson). But he soon finds disillusionment in the world of the music industry, drugs and false loyalties. By the end though the film exudes a gentle romantic warmth which makes it a great story and a really entertaining film. Overall it's humorous and rather a lovely film so if you haven't seen this then I highly recommend it.
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