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Almost Famous Video Reunion with Rolling Stone

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Cameron, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Patrick Fugit got together remotely to revisit Almost Famous nearly 20 years from its theatrical debut. The nearly hour long session was moderated by Rolling Stone‘s Brian Hiatt and the recent creator of the Almost Famous Origins podcast series, Jim Miller. Enjoy!

 

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Jul 28, 2020

Almost Famous Origins Podcast

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We are very excited to share Jim Miller’s Origins Podcast Almost Famous Turns 20 series with you today. All five episodes are bingeable now! It’s a candid in-depth look at all aspects of the film.

  • Episode 1 – Casting, Casting, Casting
  • Episode 2 – Cameron Crowe Unmasked
  • Episode 3 – Rock School & Pre-Preproduction
  • Episode 4 – On Set & On Location
  • Episode 5 – 20 Years!

In addition to Cameron, you will hear all new insights from Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Neal Preston, Casting director Gail Levin and the real Pennie Lane!

There are many more Almost Famous surprises coming to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Stay tuned….

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Jul 8, 2020

It’s All Happening – Almost Famous The Musical!

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Yep. It’s official. Almost Famous will have its World Premiere in San Diego this Fall at the Old Globe. The musical features book and lyrics written by Cameron plus music and lyrics by Tony Award winning Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). The musical is directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things). You can check out an interview with Cameron over at the San Diego Tribune. Much more to come soon!

September 13 – October 20, 2019
Almost Famous
Book and lyrics by Cameron Crowe
Music and lyrics by Tom Kitt
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Choreography by Lorin Latarro

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Apr 26, 2019

Summer Movie Screenings – Fast Times & Almost Famous

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The summer movie season is in full swing. A few screenings have already happened around the country, but there’s more in the coming weeks and months. Here’s the list that I’m aware of right now with links for more details and tickets:

 

 

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Jun 6, 2018

Penny’s Coat & Dorothy’s Dress

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Thanks for your patience as we had to move the site to a new server. We are back and aim to post more regularly. I found these two interesting pieces (Clothes on Film over at Interview magazine) that discuss both Dorthy’s dress from Jerry Maguire and Penny Lane’s coat from Almost Famous with costumer designer Betsy Heimann. Enjoy!

In Almost Famous [2000], William Miller (Patrick Fugit), a young music lover, lives out his dream of writing for Rolling Stone by becoming a rock tour roadie with the Band-Aides, and their number one fan, Penny Lane. The storyline was loosely based on director Cameron Crowe’s early life, as a teen reporter for Rolling Stone. Costume designer Betsy Heimann is the woman who translated his heady ’70s tour life into unforgettable garms—but most notably, the ingénue Penny Lane’s (Kate Hudson) iconic shearling coat. The lead character’s outfit resurfaced online in 2015 when it was discovered that the fur collar was made from a rug purchased at Urban Outfitters, a rather genius bit of DIY. However, Heimann revealed even more about what made this coat so memorable.

BETSY HEIMANN: We did a lot of research from when Cameron [Crowe] was on the road. We had two rock photographers who Cameron and I were friendly with, Neal Preston and Joel Bernstein, and they were the premiere rock ’n’ roll photographers in the ’70s, so that’s where we started with inspiration. As far as Penny Lane goes, she was this young girl who was laughing on the outside and crying on the inside. It had to be that when she put that coat on, that was her sanctuary, her cocoon. I wanted it to be something that she could wrap herself up in. And my inspiration for the shape was a 1920’s opera coat because it has a broader collar and a swingy bottom. When she goes up that ramp and she looks back to William, I wanted there to be some detail in the back, so I added some pleats. I just wanted it to be her safety blanket. The collar, I’m sure you’ve read somewhere, was a rug from Urban Outfitters that I cut up and it had to be the right color to bounce the light off of her face. I worked closely with John Toll, our cinematographer, to get it just the right shade, so when the light bounces off of her face and she looks so innocent and she looks like she believes in the happy ending, whereas inside she’s like, “Please let there be a happy ending.” You know?

In Jerry Maguire [1996], single mother Dorothy Boyd [Renee Zellweger] makes the bold decision to leave the stability of her full-time job to join Jerry [Tom Cruise] in starting his own sports management company, after a memo he sends to their entire staff gets him fired. At first, they have only one client and, when the pair get involved in a romantic relationship, things grow even more uncertain.

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Feb 26, 2018

Raspberries – Pop Art Live

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I got some pretty cool news to share today. More than 30 years after the original members of Raspberries last played together, Omnivore Recordings is releasing a 2-CD/Digital set entitled Pop Art Live on August 18, 2017. The show captures their November, 2004 reunion show at Cleveland’s House of Blues. Along with “Go All The Way” (featured in Almost Famous), 27 additional Raspberries classics will be included. Cameron provides his thoughts in the liner notes, along with longtime Raspberries experts Bernie Hogya and Ken Sharp. As always, it will be available at your favorite independent record store or through Amazon. We will share Cameron’s piece when the triple LP colored vinyl is released in November.

 

 

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Aug 17, 2017

Summer Screenings

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Hi all. Long time, no talk. Sorry for the lack of updates, but things should be heating up again soon as summer is in full swing. Speaking of summer, we wanted to share a few film screenings we’ve heard about around the country. If we missed some, please let us know.

July 20th – Almost Famous – Rooftop Cinema Club – Montalban – Los Angeles, CA

July 30th/Aug 2nd – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Fathom/TCM Classics – U.S.

August 9th – Almost Famous – Rooftop Cinema Club – Brooklyn, NY

 

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Jul 11, 2017

Singles/Almost Famous Double Feature!

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The (always great) Prince Charles Cinema in London, England is showing a 35mm double feature of Singles and Almost Famous on Monday, March 20th. More info and tickets can be purchased on their official site. Give us a shout and send us some pics if you’re able to attend.

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Mar 17, 2017

David Crosby: Remember My Name-Out Now on DVD/Blu-ray & Digital!


  • Almost Famous- Showtime,Amazon
  • David Crosby- Starz
  • E-Town- Amazon
  • Fast Times- Starz
  • Jerry Maguire- Netflix
  • Say Anything...- Amazon,Starz
  • Singles- Vudu
  • Vanilla Sky- Netflix
  • We Bought A Zoo- Amazon