Movie Moments: Almost Famous

The thing about screenwriting is, you have to watch good movies — study good movies — to write good movies. So last night, I decided to remind myself of story structure and character “wants” by picking a film to watch. Almost Famous was the perfect selection.

The film is screenwriting gold*,  which was recognized by The Academy in 2001, winning Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky) an Oscar for best original screenplay. The movie would also make a great film to analyze for a gender politics of rock and roll study, but that’s an essay for another time…

Here’s one of my favorite scenes. Hope you enjoy too.

After this, I will never hear “Tiny Dancer” the same way ever again and I don’t mind one bit.

* The airplane scene? Talk about a great situation for character interaction…

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