Ep. 204 - Almost Famous (feat. Elton John)
Score Cue Snapshots! • Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 16-Jan-2023
We feel that Cameron Crowe's biopic is actually one of the best ever made. In what feels like somewhat of a coming of age film, the story itself is very mature which coincides with the meticulous use of music throughout. Crowe is notoriously famous for his hand-crafted soundtracks, and 'Almost Famous' is a wonderful example of his genius.
This scene is one of our favorites featuring Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'. With the band in a bit of disarray, they all sing the song which ultimately brings them back together. It's a very powerful moment not only because of the music, but the characters who are themselves dealing with deep conflicts. Kate Hudson's performance is so brilliant in this film, and you get to watch her tell William that he 'is home'. Enjoy this brilliant song and scene by one of the great writer directors working today.
Listen to the soundtrack: https://music.apple.com/us/album/almost-famous-music-from-the-motion-picture/1434905226
Where to watch: https://letterboxd.com/film/almost-famous/
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