ALMOST FAMOUS Appreciation Thread

Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
edited December 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
This movie fucking rocks! First saw it at 15, the same age as William in the movie. I could relate to him when I first saw it. Love this movie so much! I love this movie! Favorite movie of all time!
Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
"Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
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  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,250
    Newch91 wrote:
    This movie fucking rocks! First saw it at 15, the same age as William in the movie. I could relate to him when I first saw it. Love this movie so much! I love this movie! Favorite movie of all time!

    Never seen it. Is it as good as Dumb & Dumber? :D
    2005 - London
    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
    2013 - London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
    2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Ottawa, Toronto 1
    2018 - Fenway 1&2
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    BLACK35 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    This movie fucking rocks! First saw it at 15, the same age as William in the movie. I could relate to him when I first saw it. Love this movie so much! I love this movie! Favorite movie of all time!

    Never seen it. Is it as good as Dumb & Dumber? :D

    Hahaha!! If you love music, you'll love this movie.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 21,250
    I'll have to check it out :D
    2005 - London
    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
    2013 - London, Pittsburgh, Buffalo
    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
    2016 - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Ottawa, Toronto 1
    2018 - Fenway 1&2
  • dude, just like many records have often done....this movie comforted me through some dark days. EASILY in my top 5!
    Hey, it's RicoTokyo....Can't figure out how to log into my old account (I was robbed and had to buy a new laptop), so I'm using my daughters account (she's six months old, she wont mind...)It's nice to be back!
  • speaking of which....does anyone have the "bootleg" release version of Almost Famous they'd copy or sell me?!
    Hey, it's RicoTokyo....Can't figure out how to log into my old account (I was robbed and had to buy a new laptop), so I'm using my daughters account (she's six months old, she wont mind...)It's nice to be back!
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    This movie came out right after I stopped working arena shows. It was a comforting movie to "go home" again thru this film. :)
    ADD 5,200 to the post count you see, thank you. :)
    *NYC 9/28/96 *NYC 9/29/96 *NJ 9/8/98 (front row "may i play drums with you")
    *MSG 9/10/98 (backstage) *MSG 9/11/98 (backstage)
    *Jones Beach 8/23/00 *Jones Beach 8/24/00 *Jones Beach 8/25/00
    *Mansfield 8/29/00 *Mansfield 8/30/00 *Nassau 4/30/03 *Nissan VA 7/1/03
    *Borgata 10/1/05 *Camden 5/27/06 *Camden 5/28/06 *DC 5/30/06
    *VA Beach 6/17/08 *DC 6/22/08 *MSG 6/24/08 (backstage) *MSG 6/25/08
    *EV DC 8/17/08 *EV Baltimore 6/15/09 *Philly 10/31/09
    *Bristow VA 5/13/10 *MSG 5/20/10 *MSG 5/21/10
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,148
    CJMST3K wrote:
    This movie came out right after I stopped working arena shows. It was a comforting movie to "go home" again thru this film. :)


    ever have a road manager break out some karate moves on ya after the band trashed the dressing room? ;)
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    norm wrote:
    CJMST3K wrote:
    This movie came out right after I stopped working arena shows. It was a comforting movie to "go home" again thru this film. :)


    ever have a road manager break out some karate moves on ya after the band trashed the dressing room? ;)


    Haha... nope. But an acquaintance who worked for Marilyn Manson told me not to cover up the dressing room mirrors at Nassau Coliseum (which I wasn't planning on doing anyway) because they will smash them if they were covered.

    ...and one woman who worked catering said that she recalls during The Who / Quadrophenia tour in 1996 Gary Glitter running thru the halls like a madman, I think with a microphone stand if I remember right.

    No karate though. Was a pretty calm but busy environment. :D
    ADD 5,200 to the post count you see, thank you. :)
    *NYC 9/28/96 *NYC 9/29/96 *NJ 9/8/98 (front row "may i play drums with you")
    *MSG 9/10/98 (backstage) *MSG 9/11/98 (backstage)
    *Jones Beach 8/23/00 *Jones Beach 8/24/00 *Jones Beach 8/25/00
    *Mansfield 8/29/00 *Mansfield 8/30/00 *Nassau 4/30/03 *Nissan VA 7/1/03
    *Borgata 10/1/05 *Camden 5/27/06 *Camden 5/28/06 *DC 5/30/06
    *VA Beach 6/17/08 *DC 6/22/08 *MSG 6/24/08 (backstage) *MSG 6/25/08
    *EV DC 8/17/08 *EV Baltimore 6/15/09 *Philly 10/31/09
    *Bristow VA 5/13/10 *MSG 5/20/10 *MSG 5/21/10
  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 32,944
    great movie! i haven't watched it in quite awhile.
    I LOVE MUSIC.
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  • BLACK35 wrote:
    Never seen it. Is it as good as Dumb & Dumber? :D

    You absolutely must check it out, it's an awesome movie. I might have to watch it tonight since it looks like my mates have all bailed on going out, fuckers!
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    ...and every one of those "band aids" would have gotten me in a lot of trouble. Especially Bijou Phillips.
    ADD 5,200 to the post count you see, thank you. :)
    *NYC 9/28/96 *NYC 9/29/96 *NJ 9/8/98 (front row "may i play drums with you")
    *MSG 9/10/98 (backstage) *MSG 9/11/98 (backstage)
    *Jones Beach 8/23/00 *Jones Beach 8/24/00 *Jones Beach 8/25/00
    *Mansfield 8/29/00 *Mansfield 8/30/00 *Nassau 4/30/03 *Nissan VA 7/1/03
    *Borgata 10/1/05 *Camden 5/27/06 *Camden 5/28/06 *DC 5/30/06
    *VA Beach 6/17/08 *DC 6/22/08 *MSG 6/24/08 (backstage) *MSG 6/25/08
    *EV DC 8/17/08 *EV Baltimore 6/15/09 *Philly 10/31/09
    *Bristow VA 5/13/10 *MSG 5/20/10 *MSG 5/21/10
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 30,376
    Was on tv today, just got done watching it. Good movie.
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,148
    if nothing else, watch this movie for an amazing performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kss5QLQlM9w

    Lester Bangs: So, you're the one who's been sending me those articles from your school newspaper.
    William Miller: I've been doing some stuff for a local underground paper, too.
    Lester Bangs: What, are you like the star of your school?
    William Miller: They hate me.
    Lester Bangs: You'll meet them all again on their long journey to the middle.


    Lester Bangs: You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzY2pWrXB_0

    Lester Bangs: Aw, man. You made friends with them. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
    William Miller: Well, it was fun.
    Lester Bangs: They make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not cool.
    William Miller: I know. Even when I thought I was, I knew I wasn't.
    Lester Bangs: That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter.
    William Miller: I can really see that now.
    Lester Bangs: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love... and let's face it, you got a big head start.
    William Miller: I'm glad you were home.
    Lester Bangs: I'm always home. I'm uncool.
    William Miller: Me too!
    Lester Bangs: The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool.
    William Miller: I feel better.
    Lester Bangs: My advice to you. I know you think those guys are your friends. You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest, and unmerciful.
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,148
    also, pick up Untitled...it's cameron's directors cut...great commentary
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,573
    "What happened to your pubes?"

    "I had em...........
























    but I shaved em"
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    "Do you need a ride?"

    "nah man... I took the bus."
    ADD 5,200 to the post count you see, thank you. :)
    *NYC 9/28/96 *NYC 9/29/96 *NJ 9/8/98 (front row "may i play drums with you")
    *MSG 9/10/98 (backstage) *MSG 9/11/98 (backstage)
    *Jones Beach 8/23/00 *Jones Beach 8/24/00 *Jones Beach 8/25/00
    *Mansfield 8/29/00 *Mansfield 8/30/00 *Nassau 4/30/03 *Nissan VA 7/1/03
    *Borgata 10/1/05 *Camden 5/27/06 *Camden 5/28/06 *DC 5/30/06
    *VA Beach 6/17/08 *DC 6/22/08 *MSG 6/24/08 (backstage) *MSG 6/25/08
    *EV DC 8/17/08 *EV Baltimore 6/15/09 *Philly 10/31/09
    *Bristow VA 5/13/10 *MSG 5/20/10 *MSG 5/21/10
  • aNiMaLaNiMaL Posts: 7,093
    One of my favorite Cameron Crowe movies of all time!! And, our very own Mike McCready can be heard playing guitar in the movie.
  • this movie perfectly captures the love of music, how important music is in our lives, and the comfort it provides.

    cameron crowe is a genius.

    that bus scene with Tiny Dancer is a classic. Perfect scene. The scene where Zooey Dechanel says simon and garfunkel's America is why she is leaving home to be a stewardess How she whispers to William, "look under your bed it will set you free", in reference to all those albums. The scene where William actually looks under the bed and pulls out those records for the first time, wow, that makes me teary eyed just thinking about it. So much hope and possibility in his eyes at that moment. William running after penny lane, as Elton's Mona Lisas and mad hatters plays in the background. The end scene where William asks Russell, "so what do you love about music"? And he answers "to begin with...everything".

    This movie is a love letter to music, and it perfectly encapsulates why i have the username I do, why I moved into an apartment feet from a music venue, why I spend hours each day engulfed in music, how it feels to have albums that you feel were written for you, or about you. To feel like music is freedom. That music is a way for you to define yourself, to change yourself, to alter your life. Where anything is possible.
  • CJMST3KCJMST3K Posts: 9,721
    One of my favorite lines is Fallon's confession at 1:35.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKgS24IG3HY
    ADD 5,200 to the post count you see, thank you. :)
    *NYC 9/28/96 *NYC 9/29/96 *NJ 9/8/98 (front row "may i play drums with you")
    *MSG 9/10/98 (backstage) *MSG 9/11/98 (backstage)
    *Jones Beach 8/23/00 *Jones Beach 8/24/00 *Jones Beach 8/25/00
    *Mansfield 8/29/00 *Mansfield 8/30/00 *Nassau 4/30/03 *Nissan VA 7/1/03
    *Borgata 10/1/05 *Camden 5/27/06 *Camden 5/28/06 *DC 5/30/06
    *VA Beach 6/17/08 *DC 6/22/08 *MSG 6/24/08 (backstage) *MSG 6/25/08
    *EV DC 8/17/08 *EV Baltimore 6/15/09 *Philly 10/31/09
    *Bristow VA 5/13/10 *MSG 5/20/10 *MSG 5/21/10
  • aNiMaLaNiMaL Posts: 7,093
    CJMST3K wrote:
    One of my favorite lines is Fallon's confession at 1:35.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKgS24IG3HY
    Great scene!!
  • PJPixiePJPixie Posts: 3,026
    yeah, the TINY DANCER scene has got to be one of my all time favorite movie scenes.
    Such a great movie.
    I love when Saphire is chasing after the bus that William is on and she slams into the wall! :lol:
    I may have to pop that in on this dateless Saturday night.
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    The best expression of Love is Time.
    The best time to Love is Now.


    I'm never as good as when you're there.........
  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 6,624
    PJPixie wrote:
    yeah, the TINY DANCER scene has got to be one of my all time favorite movie scenes.
    Such a great movie.
    I love when Saphire is chasing after the bus that William is on and she slams into the wall! :lol:
    I may have to pop that in on this dateless Saturday night.

    Saphire! "...these new girls SUCK! They don't even use birth control. And they eat ALL the steak!" :lol:
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    "And you can tell Rolling Stone that my last words were...I'm on drugs!"
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 37,260
    agree with pixie....the tiny dancer scene is a fucking classic.

    one the best move of the last decade.
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  • agree with pixie....the tiny dancer scene is a fucking classic.

    one the best move of the last decade.

    That scene made Elton John cool again.
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    I had to bump this thread to the top. It's been a year.

    I'm thinking of getting the Untitled version on the Blu-Ray exclusive at Best Buy.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 37,260
    def having tiny dancer played at my wedding in a few weeks.

    i'm envisioning the whole room singing along....
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    def having tiny dancer played at my wedding in a few weeks.

    i'm envisioning the whole room singing along....
    :) Nice. Make them all sing-a-long to it.
    Shows: 6.27.08 Hartford, CT/5.15.10 Hartford, CT/6.18.2011 Hartford, CT (EV Solo)/10.19.13 Brooklyn/10.25.13 Hartford
    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
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