History Film / AlmostFamous

3rd Feb '17 2:58:49 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350: Stillwater and [[strike:friends]] followers.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[caption-width-right:300: Stillwater and [[strike:friends]] followers.]]
19th Jan '17 7:08:17 AM gaimanite.pkat
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** In the director's cut, the band manager claims that Silent Ed is the favorite member of ''true'' Stillwater fans.
19th Jan '17 7:02:53 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Just a few: William, Penny, Russel Hammond, Elaine, Jeff Bebe, Anita, Sapphire, Dick, Lester Bangs and Ben 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.]]

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Just a few: William, Penny, Russel Russell Hammond, Elaine, Jeff Bebe, Anita, Sapphire, Dick, Lester Bangs and Ben Fong-Torres.
* LoveMartyr: Polexia Penny is prepared to devote her life to Jeff, Russell, 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.]]]] As she is [[spoiler: overdosing on quaaludes after Russell rejects her]], she asks William "Why doesn't he love me?"
19th Jan '17 6:55:01 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* BareYourMidriff: Penny

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* BareYourMidriff: PennyPenny and Sapphire.
9th Dec '16 3:27:26 AM 06tele
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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Jeff, the lead singer, is this with respect to Russell, and he's not happy about it. At all.
9th Dec '16 3:24:28 AM 06tele
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** When Russell, stoned out of his mind, shouts "I'm a golden god!", it's a reference to a classic photograph of Robert Plant on the balcony of the then-Continental Hyatt House; Plant had just shouted the same phrase, and in the photo he does indeed look like one.[[note]]The difference was that Plant wasn't actually stoned at the time, just stoked by a massive ''Physical Graffiti'' billboard ad he'd seen on Sunset Boulevard that can be seen in other photos taken at the time.[[/note]]
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.
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