quinta-feira, agosto 09, 2007


Almost Famous (2000)

Director: Cameron Crowe (the director and writter of Jerry Maguire)

Writer: Cameron Crowe
Release Date: 13 September 2000 (USA)
Genre: Drama / Music
Tagline: Experience it. Enjoy it. Just don't fall for it.
Plot Outline: William Miller is a 15 year old kid, hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with, and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming of age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.
Awards: Won an Oscar and two Golden Globes and had another 42 wins & 66 nominations (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/awards)

Oscar: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Cameron Crowe
Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Kate Hudson; Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Frances McDormand; Best Editing - Joe Hutshing and Saar Klein

Golden Globes, USA: Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Kate Hudson
Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Frances McDormand; Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture - Cameron Crowe

- Billy Crudup playing Russell Hammond
- Frances McDormand playing Elaine Miller
- Kate Hudson playing Penny Lane
- Jason Lee playing Jeff Bebe
- Patrick Fugit playing William Miller
- Zooey Deschanel playing Anita Miller
- Michael Angarano playing Young William
- Anna Paquin playing Polexia Aphrodisia
- Fairuza Balk playing Sapphire
- Noah Taylor playing Dick Roswell
- John Fedevich playing Ed Vallencourt
- Mark Kozelek playing Larry Fellows
- Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Lester Bangs
- Liz Stauber playing Leslie
- Jimmy Fallon playing Dennis Hope

User Comments:

Believable and breathtaking view of rock'n'roll in the '70's., 6 April 2001
Author: http://www.imdb.com/user/ur1121302/comments from New Zealand

On a rating scale of 0 to 100; I gave Almost Famous a score of 95.One of the most critically acclaimed movie experiences of the year 2000, Almost Famous is the second feature film to come out Cameron Crowe, and he beats his first effort, Jerry Maguire by a mile. Almost Famous is a stunning, thought-provoking film that comes at you directly from the eye of the camera and hits you with a hard bang. It's a movie not only for people who love 70's rock bands, but for all movie-goer's who really love the feeling of coming out of the cinema feeling totally fulfilled.A 15 year old boy named William Miller (Patrick Fugit) gets an opportunity to travel with a rock band, Stillwater on a 1973 tour. As a younger boy, his sister (Zooey Deschanel) and his widowed mother Elaine (Frances McDormand) had fought about the mother's control over the family and her denial of rock music. The sister leaves home and leaves the young boy her record collection, which immediately seizes his attention. As a teen, he makes record reviews for an underground newspaper. He submits those to Creem magazine writer Lester Bangs (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and gets his attention. The two become fast friends and Bangs acts as his mentor as Rolling Stone magazine comes calling. Slipping into an inner group connected with Stillwater, Rolling Stone agrees to bankroll him on a trip with the group. There he meets the "Band Aids", a group of girls that refuse to be called groupies because they are dedicated only to specific bands. "Penny Lane" (Kate Hudson), the Band Aid's leader is enamored with the group leader (Billy Crudup), but befriends the teen. He responds with complete infatuation with her, but he is equally enamored with the charismatic guitarist. While accepted by the band (other members are Jason Lee, John Fedevich and Mark Kozeleck), they nonetheless refer to him as "the enemy - a rock critic".The film is classically cool and endlessly enjoyable, making it by far one of the top 5 movies of last year. The film boasts absolutely incredible performances, Patrick Fugit is a newcomer and has terrific potential, Frances McDormand is emotionally stunning as an over-protective mother and Billy Crudup, who I underrated at first, gives a performance of believability and power. However, it comes as no surprise that the film's acting star is Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn. Hudson gives a masterful performance as Penny Lane, she pulls off all Lane's facial expressions effortlessly brilliantly, and God knows she is one of the most stunning young performers of her current time, and she gives one of the most memorably exciting performances of 2000. Cameron Crowe gets a big pat on the back too for arranging the movie delicately and with absolute dedication.Cameron Crowe's instant classic is a hard one to beat, and is surely the closest thing we have to a perfect `rock movie' these days. Absolutely unmissable.

9 comentários:


um excelente filme...grande banda sonora:)
beijo vagabundo

GK disse...

Verdade, Poeta. Tenho de a procurar!

Zé Ninguém disse...

Hoje é quinta feira!

Ninguém precisa da sua ajuda!



Carracinha linda! disse...

Não tinha ouvido falar do filme. Vou investigar.

Acerca do que escreveste no meu cantinho...
Percebo a tua frustação. Uma pessoa dá o máximo de nós e faz imenso sacrificio, em troco de uma ninharia. Mas não desmoralizes, nem baixes os braços. Quem sabe não te aparece uma oportunidade melhor? Assim o desejo para ti.

Beijinhos e bom fim-de-semana

VdeB disse...

só para deixar um beijo aqui à repórter
é que vou de férias, finalmente

Joanne disse...

Uau! o Filme parece ser excelente! Eu quero, eu quero!

O pior é que agora não se encontra filmes de geito nos clubes de video!! Como muitos outros não vou conseguir encontrar... Yaca!

fica bem

Anónimo disse...

8 euros na worten...

Ervilha Escriba disse...

Recomendas bem pois é especialmente delicioso para quem além de cinema gosta de música Rock.

Eu só tenho a banda sonora em vinil (se nós não nos mimamos a nós próprios, quem o fará?) senão mandava o mp3 da coisa.

Nilson Barcelli disse...

Uma recomendação excelente (só podia, vinda de ti...).
Bfs, beijinhos.