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Jan. 26, 2021

Episode 50 - Almost Famous (Director's Cut)

Episode 50 - Almost Famous (Director's Cut)

It's All Happening - This week we're getting on the bus - not the plane - with 70s rockers Stillwater as we go on tour with Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical Almost Famous.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Ge...


It's All Happening - This week we're getting on the bus - not the plane - with 70s rockers Stillwater as we go on tour with Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical Almost Famous.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia as we analyse a love letter to classic rock.  We hope you have your final words for Rolling Stone in our landmark 50th episode as we discuss:

  • Which events undertaken by the fictional Stillwater are based on real-life rock band legends
  • Which events undertaken by William are actually memories of writer/director Cameron Crowe from his time as a Rolling Stone journalist.
  • What is the appeal of Penny Lane?  How does Kate Hudson steal the show as she does.
  • Why does the film want us to forgive Russell?
  • Why does the film want us to forgive William?
  • We go through some initial casting decisions and talk about the ramifications that these changes had on the end product
  • We hear a funny story about Frances McDormand and Cameron Crowe's mother
  • Whether or not Almost Famous is the Best Film Ever