ALMOST FAMOUS Appreciation Thread

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  • Gibson72Gibson72 Posts: 1,245
    One of the greatest "music" movies. The directors cut is better. Adds some new scenes which are good.
    I will be watching again this weekend as it's supposed to rain all weekend here.
    Gibson1972
  • RKCNDYRKCNDY Seattle, WAPosts: 31,013
    I *love* this movie....love Jason Lee in the movie too.
    The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

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  • number1PJfannumber1PJfan Posts: 3,747
    Yeah, it's been awhile. Think I will watch it again this weekend as well. I love this movie too.
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    Perfect Movie,i watched it recently and thought Patrick Fugit would have made a good Chris Mccandless.
  • GREAT MOVIE, as many said GREAT MUSIC. WIll watch it ever few months when bored or nothing on tV, Oh forgot that is evry night :lol:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9D6CoYh1I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qn3tel9FWU

    Best for Last!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NaMGL0B50cFunniest scene at 1:50 mark!
    11/5/91: Troy NY "I Just Want to SCREAM... HELLO!"
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Doesn't Billy Crudup look like Dicky Betts in the 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
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,604
    Newch91 wrote:
    Doesn't Billy Crudup look like Dicky Betts in the movie?

    I thought George Harrison
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    DewieCox wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Doesn't Billy Crudup look like Dicky Betts in the movie?

    I thought George Harrison
    Could be both.
    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
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Today I went to Best Buy and bought the Blu-Ray Bootleg Edition, watched it, and it made me fall in love with the movie even more. Love the extra 30 minutes that Cameron Crowe originally wanted!
    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
  • tinkerbelltinkerbell New ZealandPosts: 2,161
    Great movie! I must watch it again.
    all you need is love, love is all you need
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    tinkerbell wrote:
    Great movie! I must watch it again.
    I think today was my 20th 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
  • RYEzupSFRYEzupSF Posts: 6,003
    I AM A GOLDEN GOD!!!

    If I had a dollar for every time I said this I would be a golden god. I fucking love this scene. And this movie. Cameron Crowe is so good.
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    RYEzupSF wrote:
    I AM A GOLDEN GOD!!!

    If I had a dollar for every time I said this I would be a golden god. I fucking love this scene. And this movie. Cameron Crowe is so good.
    Classic scene. That whole party scene and the Tiny Dancer scene are probably my favorite scenes of all-time. Thank you Cameron fucking Crowe!
    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
  • I actually listen to the bonus Stillwater cd that came with mine. it's like a "real" cd! Awesome tunes on there!
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  • and back in my wife and my partying days, we'd get home after a party, blaze up and watch that movie. go to bed at 4am. either that one, or The Big Lebowski. Always one of those two.
    Gimli 1993
    Fargo 2003
    Winnipeg 2005
    Winnipeg 2011
    St. Paul 2014
  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Yes this is a great movie. I love when he drops the acid in KS, and ends up on the roof yelling " I'm a golden GOD!!" But the absolute CRAZIEST part for me.. is when the band comes to get him the next morning..The next time you watch this movie pay attention to the bus as it pulls from the curb.. Proudly displayed on the bus's bumper.. Is a Bumper Sticker which claims that : "Hemet is Heaven". Now this means nothing to most people, but having been raised around and IN Hemet California, It trips me out everytime!!! LOL
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Cool interview with Cameron's mom.

    http://web.archive.org/web/200412111359 ... atoday.htm
    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
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,148
    Newch91 wrote:

    you should listen to the directors commentary on 'untitled'...alice is hilarious watching the movie
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:

    you should listen to the directors commentary on 'untitled'...alice is hilarious watching the movie
    I bought the Blu-Ray "Untitled" edition yesterday and watched the movie. I might watch it with the commentary soon.
    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
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    This was always one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccvdDTqo95s
    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
  • Crazy MarcusCrazy Marcus Posts: 1,823
    Newch91 wrote:
    Today I went to Best Buy and bought the Blu-Ray Bootleg Edition, watched it, and it made me fall in love with the movie even more. Love the extra 30 minutes that Cameron Crowe originally wanted!
    Just picked this up from Best Buy today as well. It makes me wonder why this was a Best Buy exclusive. I hadn't even heard it was available on Blu-ray and was really surprised when doing a search last night, I came across it. I haven't watched it yet but I'm looking forward to seeing the extra footage. ;)
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Newch91 wrote:
    Today I went to Best Buy and bought the Blu-Ray Bootleg Edition, watched it, and it made me fall in love with the movie even more. Love the extra 30 minutes that Cameron Crowe originally wanted!
    Just picked this up from Best Buy today as well. It makes me wonder why this was a Best Buy exclusive. I hadn't even heard it was available on Blu-ray and was really surprised when doing a search last night, I came across it. I haven't watched it yet but I'm looking forward to seeing the extra footage. ;)
    Enjoy! I've watched the Blu-ray twice.

    Enjoy the Stairway extra.
    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: 37,334
    never knew this:

    Pearl Jam’s relationship with Crowe stretches back at least to “Almost Famous.” The scene where William (Crowe’s character) gets pulled into the band’s pre-show huddle was allegedly based on when Eddie Vedder pulled Crowe into Pearl Jam’s huddle before taking the stage at Lollapalooza
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  • brother123brother123 Posts: 792
    where's senrock when you need her
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 10,604
    never knew this:

    Pearl Jam’s relationship with Crowe stretches back at least to “Almost Famous.” The scene where William (Crowe’s character) gets pulled into the band’s pre-show huddle was allegedly based on when Eddie Vedder pulled Crowe into Pearl Jam’s huddle before taking the stage at Lollapalooza

    I always thought it was from the Allmans. I know the little song(Get on my back for a piggy back ride) they sing is.

    Definitely goes back at least to Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe directed Singles.
  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,205
    Did you check out this List Of The Day from Paste Magazine? I so agree with #1.

    13 Great Musical Moments in Cameron Crowe Movies
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... ovies.html
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,148
    Kat wrote:
    Did you check out this List Of The Day from Paste Magazine? I so agree with #1.

    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... ovies.html

    thanks kat!

    between crowe and scorsese, their use of music is pretty much the history of rock and roll
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Kat wrote:
    Did you check out this List Of The Day from Paste Magazine? I so agree with #1.

    13 Great Musical Moments in Cameron Crowe Movies
    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... ovies.html
    I agree also. Definitely an iconic scene.

    Did Kat just reply to a thread of mine?? WINNING!
    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
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    never knew this:

    Pearl Jam’s relationship with Crowe stretches back at least to “Almost Famous.” The scene where William (Crowe’s character) gets pulled into the band’s pre-show huddle was allegedly based on when Eddie Vedder pulled Crowe into Pearl Jam’s huddle before taking the stage at Lollapalooza
    It actually stretches back to the Mother Love Bone days. In "Say Anything", in the opening with Ione Skye going to her graduation, you see her smile. Cameron said she was smiling at Stone, who was a cab driver in the movie. We don't see him, though. Cameron also talks about him being at Andy's house when he died, when everyone was at Andy's. He also did the article of them for Rolling Stone back in '93.
    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
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    Kat wrote:
    Did you check out this List Of The Day from Paste Magazine? I so agree with #1.

    http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/list ... ovies.html

    thanks kat!

    between crowe and scorsese, their use of music is pretty much the history of rock and roll
    Agreed.
    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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