History Film / AlmostFamous

21st Nov '16 9:00:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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--> '''William:''' "That groupie"? She was a Band-Aid! All she did was love your band. And you used her, all of you! You used her and threw her away! She almost died last night while you were with Bob Dylan. You guys, you're always talking about the fans, the fans, the fans; she was your biggest fan, and you threw her away! And if you can't see that, that's your biggest problem. And I love her! I love her!

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--> '''William:''' "That groupie"? She was a Band-Aid! All she did was love your band. And you used her, all of you! You used her and threw her away! She almost died last night while you were with Bob Dylan.Music/BobDylan. You guys, you're always talking about the fans, the fans, the fans; she was your biggest fan, and you threw her away! And if you can't see that, that's your biggest problem. And I love her! I love her!


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2nd Nov '16 4:16:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was shot in and around Ocean Beach, San Diego, [=CA=], Crowe's hometown. Much of the film is set there, but the parts that aren't were also filmed there. The San Diego Sports Arena appears both as itself and as a stand-in for several other concert venues throughout the film.
5th Sep '16 11:01:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: inverted. Cameron Crowe in real life becomes William Miller in the movie.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: inverted.Inverted. Cameron Crowe in real life becomes William Miller in the movie.



* CorruptTheCutie: In the director's cut, there is an early scene of Polexia circling William at a party like a shark as she talks about the mechanics of seduction. She ends up taking William's virginity later on.



* TheIshmael: The movie is told from the viewpoint of William, but the core of the story is the discoveries he has about the band and their [[strike: Groupies]] Band Aids. The real character journeys are Russel and Penny as they deal with their place in the band and rising stardom.

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* TheIshmael: The movie is told from the viewpoint of William, but the core of the story is the discoveries he has about the band and their [[strike: Groupies]] [[strike:Groupies]] Band Aids. The real character journeys are Russel and Penny as they deal with their place in the band and rising stardom.



* LennonSpecs: Penny Lane wears these (and one of the advertising posters was a closeup of Kate Hudson wearing them).

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* LennonSpecs: Penny Lane wears these (and one of the advertising posters was a closeup of Kate Hudson wearing them).them.)



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Just a few: William, Penny, Russel Hammond, Elaine, Jeff Bebe, Anita, Saphire, Dick, Lester Bangs and Ben Fong-Torres.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Just a few: William, Penny, Russel Hammond, Elaine, Jeff Bebe, Anita, Saphire, Sapphire, Dick, Lester Bangs and Ben Fong-Torres.Fong-Torres.
* LoveMartyr: Polexia is prepared to devote her life to Jeff, even though he's married; [[spoiler:he uses her as a stake in a card game, and doesn't shed a single tear for her when he loses the game and has to give her up.]]



** In the director's cut, this is William's reaction to realizing just how many of the Band-Aids made use of him.



** WordOfGod on the dvd commentary says the brief shot of a man and a woman playing guitar and singing in a hotel room are Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
** And in the same hotel, he is told to "Blow me!" by comedian Leonard Barr (the real Leonard Barr played Shady Tree in Diamonds are Forever).

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** WordOfGod on the dvd DVD commentary says the brief shot of a man and a woman playing guitar and singing in a hotel room are Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
** And in the same hotel, he is told to "Blow me!" by comedian Leonard Barr (the real Leonard Barr played Shady Tree in Diamonds are Forever).Forever.)
1st Jul '16 7:32:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Lester Bangs.
1st Jul '16 6:48:45 AM gewunomox
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** Semi-averted with the actual soundtrack to the movie, with throws in such lesser-known gems as Cat Stevens' "The Wind" and TheBeachBoys' "Feel Flows" alongside the expected classics.

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** Semi-averted with the actual soundtrack to the movie, with throws in such lesser-known gems as Cat Stevens' "The Wind" and TheBeachBoys' Music/TheBeachBoys' "Feel Flows" alongside the expected classics.
23rd Jun '16 2:27:14 AM gewunomox
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** "Stillwater" is possibly a play on CreedenceClearwaterRevival, and maybe Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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** "Stillwater" is possibly a play on CreedenceClearwaterRevival, Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival, and maybe Crosby, Stills & Nash.
22nd Jun '16 3:37:02 AM gewunomox
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-->'''Russell:''' Hey, why didn't you come back to the party last night? BobDylan showed up. He was sitting at our table for what had to be an hour or something, right, Dick?\\

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-->'''Russell:''' Hey, why didn't you come back to the party last night? BobDylan Music/BobDylan showed up. He was sitting at our table for what had to be an hour or something, right, Dick?\\
2nd May '16 10:25:13 PM aye_amber
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* [[GroupieBrigade Band-Aid Brigade]]: "IT'S [[Music/DavidBowie BOWIE]]!"

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* [[GroupieBrigade Band-Aid Brigade]]: "IT'S [[Music/DavidBowie BOWIE]]!"BOWIE!]]"



** Many real rock-and-roll personalities are actual characters in the movie, or implied to be just off-screen. Lester Bangs drops these left and right. Penny Lane is a nod to Music/TheBeatles and is also is loosely based on a real person. At one point William is trying to interview Music/BlackSabbath. On a couple of different occasions, he encounters groupies chasing after DavidBowie, [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant, or Jimmy Page]]. And Penny is sold to Humble Pie.

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** Many real rock-and-roll personalities are actual characters in the movie, or implied to be just off-screen. Lester Bangs drops these left and right. Penny Lane is a nod to Music/TheBeatles and is also is loosely based on a real person. At one point William is trying to interview Music/BlackSabbath. On a couple of different occasions, he encounters groupies chasing after DavidBowie, Music/DavidBowie, [[Music/LedZeppelin Robert Plant, or Jimmy Page]]. Page.]] And Penny is sold to Humble Pie. Pie.
21st Dec '15 1:55:03 AM Mdumas43073
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Set in TheSeventies, the film follows the experiences of AuthorAvatar William Miller, an [[NaiveNewcomer aspiring teenage rock journalist]] who gets sucked headfirst into the world of rock when he goes on tour with a band named "Stillwater". In addition to the band itself, he becomes acquainted with its groupies and gets a good look at what happens underneath the glamorous exterior that most people are presented with.

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Set in TheSeventies, the film follows the experiences of AuthorAvatar William Miller, Miller (Patrick Fugit), an [[NaiveNewcomer aspiring teenage rock journalist]] who gets sucked headfirst into the world of rock when he goes on tour with a band named "Stillwater". In addition to the band itself, he becomes acquainted with its groupies and gets a good look at what happens underneath the glamorous exterior that most people are presented with.
21st Dec '15 1:53:01 AM Mdumas43073
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''Almost Famous'' is a [[ComingOfAgeStory coming-of-age]] film directed by Creator/CameronCrowe released in the year 2000, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based on]] Crowe's own teenage years as a music critic.

The plot follows the experiences of AuthorAvatar William Miller, an [[NaiveNewcomer aspiring teenage rock journalist]] who gets sucked headfirst into the world of rock when he goes on tour with a band named "Stillwater". In addition to the band itself, he becomes acquainted with its groupies and gets a good look at what happens underneath the glamorous exterior that most people are presented with.

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''Almost Famous'' is a 2000 [[ComingOfAgeStory coming-of-age]] film directed by Creator/CameronCrowe released in the year 2000, Creator/CameronCrowe, [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based on]] Crowe's own teenage years as a music critic.

The plot Set in TheSeventies, the film follows the experiences of AuthorAvatar William Miller, an [[NaiveNewcomer aspiring teenage rock journalist]] who gets sucked headfirst into the world of rock when he goes on tour with a band named "Stillwater". In addition to the band itself, he becomes acquainted with its groupies and gets a good look at what happens underneath the glamorous exterior that most people are presented with.
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