Almost Famous

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(out of 5)


Cameron Crowe pays a wonderful tribute to rock-and-roll of the seventies with an ensemble cast that ranges from terrific ( really stands out) to terrible ( really stands out). The story follows a young teenage reporter () who writes for Rolling Stone magazine and is doing a cover story on the (fictional) rock band Stillwater, but gets more in life lessons than journalism when he befriends its star member ().   stars as one of the female groupies (calling themselves “Band-Aids”) who follow the group from city to city but refuse to have anything too personal to do with them (or so they say). Fugit is excellent in the lead role, and  is superb as his domineering mother in what is Crowe’s best film to date.


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USA, 2000

Directed by 

Screenplay by Cameron Crowe

Cinematography by

Produced by , Cameron Crowe

Music by

Production Design by , ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals: TIFF 2000


Academy Award
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen (Cameron Crowe)

Nominations
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Kate Hudson as “Penny Lane”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Frances McDormand as “Elaine Miller”)
Best Film Editing (Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Hudson)

Nominations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Frances McDormand)
Best Screenplay (Cameron Crowe)

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