History Trivia / AlmostFamous

24th Mar '16 3:48:29 PM HighCrate
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** I didn't know [[Series/TheOfficeUS Dwight Schrute]] worked at ''Rolling Stone'' in the '70s.
** Or that [[Series/NewGirl Jess]] had a brief career as a flight attendant then.
** Or that [[TrueBlood Sookie]] followed Stillwater.
** Or that [[Series/{{NCIS}} Abby]] was a DJ.
** [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Stillwater's new manager.
** Since when was [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Earl]] in a band? I thought he was some songwriter raising [[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks six talking/singing chipmunks]]?
** When did [[Series/ModernFamily Cameron]] work at a hotel?
** Why is that guy from the Music/RedHousePainters and Music/SunKilMoon a bassist? Isn't he a singer-songwriter?
** Who knew [[JayBaruchel Hiccup]] was a huge Led Zeppelin fan?
9th Mar '16 2:16:14 AM SuperKing93
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* CrossDressingVoices: The lead singer of Stillwater's singing voice is [[Music/{{Heart}} Nancy Wilson]] (Cameron Crowe's [[CreatorCouple then-wife]]) slowed down.
8th Feb '16 2:16:57 PM thatother1dude
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* WorkingTitle: Creator/CameronCrowe initially wanted to name the film "Untitled", after the style of an obscure record by a forgotten band. The studio forbade it until the Director's Cut, which was officially titled "Untitled: The Almost Famous Director's Cut."
19th Jan '16 10:44:40 PM madius
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A benevolent example. Crowe wanted to include a scene where William plays the entirety of Music/LedZeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" for his mom. WordOfGod says they couldn't get the rights to "Stairway" for the scene, but it was eventually included, without the Zeppelin song, on the Special Edition DVD. Some YouTubers have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9YR1ze0w0 synced the song to the visual,]] though the DVD includes an on-screen prompt for the viewer to play "Stairway" alongside the scene.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A benevolent example. Crowe wanted to include a scene where William plays the entirety of Music/LedZeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" for his mom. WordOfGod says they couldn't get the rights to "Stairway" for the scene, but it was eventually included, without the Zeppelin song, on the Special Edition DVD. Some YouTubers [=YouTubers=] have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9YR1ze0w0 synced the song to the visual,]] though the DVD includes an on-screen prompt for the viewer to play "Stairway" alongside the scene.
19th Jan '16 10:44:24 PM madius
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A benevolent example. Crowe wanted to include a scene where William plays [[Music/LedZeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"]] for his mom. The whole song. WordOfGod says they couldn't get the rights to "Stairway" for the scene.
** Crowe's original title was, and this is true, [[NoTitle ''Untitled'']].

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* ExecutiveMeddling: A benevolent example. Crowe wanted to include a scene where William plays [[Music/LedZeppelin the entirety of Music/LedZeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"]] Heaven" for his mom. The whole song. WordOfGod says they couldn't get the rights to "Stairway" for the scene, but it was eventually included, without the Zeppelin song, on the Special Edition DVD. Some YouTubers have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra9YR1ze0w0 synced the song to the visual,]] though the DVD includes an on-screen prompt for the viewer to play "Stairway" alongside the scene.
** Crowe's original title was, and this is true, for the film was [[NoTitle ''Untitled'']].
22nd Dec '15 5:44:51 PM DavidDelony
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* ThrowItIn: "Do you want to go to Morocco?" "Yes. [beat] Ask me again." This was not scripted, but in fact was Patrick Fugit asking Kate Hudson to do another take of the exchange.

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* ThrowItIn: "Do you want to go to Morocco?" "Yes. [beat] Ask me again." This was not scripted, but in fact was Patrick Fugit asking Kate Hudson to do another take of the exchange.exchange.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The entire film is based on Cameron Crowe's days as a teenage rock journalist.
21st Nov '15 10:25:09 PM LaptopGuy
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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup (although he had ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' on his resume at the time).

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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Even years after her more popular romantic comedies faced heavy backlash, "Almost Famous" remains the one film of hers well-regarded today.
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Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup. It did not launch him to the same heights that Hudson reached but did bring him cult recognition. Additionally, Crudup (although he had was more well known than Hudson going into ''Almost Famous'', having ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' on his resume at the time).time, so it's harder to pin this film as his SMR than hers.
18th Nov '15 7:38:17 AM LaptopGuy
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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup.

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* OneHitWonder: Despite her popularity throughout the rest of the 2000s and tabloid/gossip prominence, Kate Hudson is now often considered one as all of her other film have been critically slaughtered.
* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup.Crudup (although he had ''Film/{{Sleepers}}'' on his resume at the time).
18th Nov '15 7:28:44 AM LaptopGuy
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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right.

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* StarMakingRole: For Kate Hudson. Although far from suffering in obscurity due to being Goldie Hawn's daughter, this is the performance that earned her widespread acclaim and helped to launch her as an A-List star in her own right. Also, to a lesser extent, for Billy Crudup.
3rd Jul '15 10:17:44 PM nombretomado
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** [[LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Stillwater's new manager.

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** [[LateNight [[Series/LateNight Jimmy Fallon]] as Stillwater's new manager.
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