THE DIGITAL BITS REVIEWS ALMOST FAMOUS in both its original DVD edition and in its new “Untitled: The Bootleg Cut” form.
Almost Famous, while it didn’t become the blockbuster it was predicted to be, was loved by just about everybody who saw it. As somebody who grew up in the seventies and followed the real versions of the fictitious bands shown in the film, I would have loved to have been that kid, writing for Rolling Stone in his early teens.
What was quite amusing about Cameron Crowe’s script, were the lines of dialogue aimed at 2000 audiences: “If you think that Mick Jagger will still be doing the whole rock star thing at age fifty, well, then, you are sorely, sorely mistaken.”. Or, when the kid is in New York with an article due, the actor playing Ben Fong-Torres, one of the original Rolling Stone editor tells him to transmit to their San Francisco office via ‘the Mo-Jo’. “It’s a very high-tech machine that transmits pages over the telephone! It only takes eighteen minutes a page!”
I love it.
I wonder how many young reporters-in-training are reporting on groups via blogs? And are blogs the 2002 Mo-Jo?