Almost Famous – All the Various Titles Considered…

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Posted by Greg on May 6, 2014 at 7:28 am
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In celebration of Empire magazine’s 300th issue, Cameron shared his original notes as he contemplated the many possible titles for Almost Famous. As you know, the movie was Untitled for quite awhile (and was Cameron’s original choice). Check out Cameron’s introduction and all the various alternative titles below:

Cameron Crowe’s Tangerine

“I found the notes from our big “What are we going to call this movie? session towards the end of making Almost Famous. A lot of bad alternatives are listed here… luckily, we ended up with one keeper on the list.

 

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34 Comments

  • On May 6, 2014 at 7:34 am Dave Blackwell via Facebook said

    wish you did a some kind of follow up…such a great movie…

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  • I’m glad “In Through The Out Door,” wasn’t chosen, because… I’m assuming I don’t even have to finish this sentence.

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 7:47 am Guillermo Pussetto via Facebook said

    I like “A thousand words” too. And I love the movie.

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  • Fernanda Soligo

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 7:54 am Jon Seals via Facebook said

    The longer version “Untitled” is probably my favorite film of all-time.

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  • Great film

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  • GREAT FILM!!! My favorite of CC’s… named my puppy after it and call her CeCe :) (I also worked at Rolling Stone for many years…)

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:00 am Tamara Wood via Facebook said

    Why Tangerine? I don’t get the reference Cameron

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:01 am Julianna Cl via Facebook said

    “A thousand words” sounds quite nice to me…very love you for sharing this!

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:02 am Julianna Cl via Facebook said

    It’s the song of Zeppelin!Tamara

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:13 am Charly Weber said

    “On the way home” was a good name ! ;)

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:23 am David Herron via Facebook said

    “Untitled” is absolutely my favorite movie!

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:24 am Monica Opincariu via Facebook said

    Tangerine would have sounded nice too

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:25 am Paul Simon via Facebook said

    You chose perfectly but I agree that ” A Thousand Words ” would’ve worked well, too.

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:27 am Dave Blackwell via Facebook said

    almost famous worked for me…lol

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  • OUR Cameron Crowe!!

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  • LOVED. THIS. MOVIE.

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 8:49 am Joseph said

    I see “Real” listed but I could have sworn “Something Real” was a considered title as well. But “Almost Famous” is the clear, undisputed winner!

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  • That man knows how to tell a good story (on more than one occasion)

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 2:29 pm Patti Ettelson Cush via Facebook said

    My family kept hoping you’d title it “The Lady Goodman Story” after my aunt! Thanks for making her “almost famous!”

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 2:36 pm Catherine Platt via Facebook said

    Yea!

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 5:38 pm Leigh Ann Lucas via Facebook said

    My favorite movie. Would love to tell Cameron about my backstage stories and being on tour :)

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  • On May 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm Sandy Benton via Facebook said

    I’m happy you left it “Almost Famous” . Perfect in my opinion.

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  • i love this movie <3

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  • On May 7, 2014 at 3:03 am Ann Bass Mitchell via Facebook said

    Best movie ever !!!!!

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  • On May 7, 2014 at 10:42 am Lady Goodman via Facebook said

    Hi, I’m the real Lady Goodman & I’m so proud to have my name in your classic film~ :-)

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  • On May 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm Mitch Ritchie said

    Just want to say Thank You Cameron for all the work/art/ appreciation and passion for music that you put into everything you do. Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, n Elizabethtown i have a special connection to. I love that you included Mark Kozelek in all 3 works, and your appreciation and recognition of the best of the unknown musicians and your support of the art is not unnoticed.
    I too woke up suckin on a lemon yesterday n struggle daily for balance in life, its all bout the sweet n sour for real.
    Your biggest fan and future apprentice ;)
    Mitch Ritchie

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  • On May 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm Mitch Ritchie said

    How would one try to be eligible to be an extra in one of your movies? Seriously!

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  • Just want to say Thank You Cameron for all the work/art/ appreciation and passion for music that you put into everything you do. Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, n Elizabethtown i have a special connection to. I love that you included Mark Kozelek in all 3 works, and your appreciation and recognition of the best of the unknown musicians and your support of the art is not unnoticed.
    I too woke up suckin on a lemon yesterday n struggle daily for balance in life, its all bout the sweet n sour for real.
    Your biggest fan and future apprentice
    Mitch Ritchie

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  • On July 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm Connie Green aka Constance Klinger said

    I am glad you are still walking the creative path. You always have amazed me with where you can take a story. Thank you for being true to your vision. “Never give up, never surrender.”

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