Film: Fame

"I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly (High!)
I feel it coming together, people will see me and cry.
I'm gonna make it to heaven, light up the sky like a flame.
I'm gonna live forever, baby remember my name!"

A musical film in 1980 that later became a stage musical and then was remade in 2009, Fame is the story of some students of the New York High School of Performing Arts, a very exclusive school (which has since been merged with the High School of Music & Art to become the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts). The students find themselves cooperating amongst themselves and with the faculty, even as they compete for chances in the real world to make their dreams of stardom come true, and the obstacles that stand in their way on a personal level.

Fame is an interesting example in that, along with the silver screen and the stage, it's also been presented as a musical television series, several times. The last attempt, in 2003, took the form of a Reality Show similar to American Idol.

The original film received two Academy Awards: one for the score in general, and one for the title track.

The film inspired also a 1982 TV series of the same name with much of the film's cast reprising their roles, and another series in 1997-98 titled Fame L.A..

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Alternative Title(s):

Fame LA