Almost Famous Print - James Flames - Regular

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Almost Famous is quite the popular film among the /Film crew, counted as an all-time favorite for several members on our staff. Therefore, we’re happy to call your attention to a brand new print available today at Bottleneck Gallery honoring a true coming-of-age scene from Cameron Crowe‘s splendid cross-country journey through the world of rock and roll.

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Almost Famous Alternate Titles

If you don’t love Almost Famous as much as most of the staff of /Film does, then you might not know that the original title for the film was Untitled. If you watch “The Bootleg Cut” (or director’s cut) that was released on DVD back in 2001 and re-released on Blu-ray in 2011, you’ll see the real title appear, as it was preferred by director Cameron Crowe (who is the one doing the handwritten opening credits as well).

Before the title Almost Famous was settled upon, there was a time when Cameron Crowe was trying to figure out what else he could call the movie, since Untitled was not the most desirable name for the studio to sell. One person who tried to help Cameron Crowe figure out a satisfying alternate title was supporting star Jimmy Fallon, and the director recently revealed the full list of options he was presented with by the man who would go on to host The Tonight Show. Read More »

Cameron Crowe’s ‘Roadies’ Cancelled at Showtime

Roadies cancelled

Roadies has reached the end of its road. Showtime has officially cancelled the Cameron Crowe-created dramedy, which starred Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as crew members for a touring band. In an official statement, Crowe thanked Showtime and executive producer J.J. Abrams for the “life-changing experience” of making the show.  Read More »

Roadies Trailer

If you love Almost Famous, then this summer you may want to get Showtime for a couple months. Director Cameron Crowe is bringing a new series to the cable network called Roadies, following the behind the scenes work done by the various crew members who help ensure that the rock concerts you love to attend go off without a hitch. They’re like one big weird family, and you get to follow them around while they’re on the road through all their ups and downs.

Watch a new Roadies trailer after the jump. Read More »

Episode 101 (Pilot)

Cameron Crowe‘s track record has been hit or miss as of late. Elizabethtown drew limp reviews and even limper box office totals; We Bought a Zoo fared a bit better but quickly faded from memory; and Aloha was famous mostly for its bizarre casting of Emma Stone as a part-Asian character. But we’re in his corner here at /Film (it’s practically a running joke how many of us consider Almost Famous among our favorite films of all time), so we’ve got high hopes for his foray into television with Roadies.

As the title suggests, the new Showtime drama centers on a group of backstage workers following a hit arena band on a 60-show, 43-city tour. The premise seems just about perfect for Crowe, whose passion for music is outweighed only by his identification with “the uncool” — the earnest and vulnerable and romantic outsiders surrounding the cool guys on stage. Luke WilsonCarla GuginoImogen PootsRafe Spall, and Keisha Castle-Hughes are among the main cast. Watch the latest Roadies teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »

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When Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has a bit of a “breakthrough, not a breakdown,” he wears his heart on his sleeve for the first time in a long time and writes “The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business.” What does he get in return for penning the heartfelt mission statement? Fired. Instead of becoming the man he always wanted to be simply overnight, a selfless and caring man, he ends up losing sight of himself once again. While the mission statement initially doesn’t go according to plan, Maguire ultimately does become that man he envisioned by the end of writer-director Cameron Crowe‘s 1996 film.

Via voiceover, we only hear snippets from Maguire’s 25-page mission statement, but with the 20th anniversary of Jerry Maguire coming up, “The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business” has been made available to read in its entirety. Read an excerpt from the Jerry Maguire mission statement below.

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Roadies Trailer

It’s no secret that pretty much the entire /Film crew has undying love for Almost Famous. Maybe it’s because of the similarities between covering the world of music and covering the world of film and television, or maybe it’s just because it’s a damn good coming-of-age tale. No matter what the reason, I love it. Therefore, I’m happy to see director Cameron Crowe‘s first television endeavor taking him back behind the scenes of rock and roll with a new Showtime series called Roadies.

Not unlike Almost Famous, the show follows around a fictional band, but it’s the crew who gets the concerts ready that takes the spotlight. They tour around the United States, creating an unconventional family-like bond with all the good and bad that comes with living each other on the road for months at a time. Get a taste of what you can expect with the first Roadies trailer below. Read More »

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This week we lost two great artists far too soon. On Sunday night, we were saddened by the loss of actor and musician David Bowie. Today, we heard about Alan Rickman‘s passing. The two men were beloved, and so far we’ve seen nothing but an outpouring of passionate responses to the legacies they leave behind.

Ahead you can read directors Martin Scorsese and Cameron Crowe remember David Bowie and the time they spent with him.

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Want to see Daniel Day-Lewis beat a man’s head in with a bowling pin? How about Matt Damon kicking some ass as well? Then you better hurry up, because There Will Be Blood and two Bourne films are leaving Netflix next month. But there are also some great titles coming to the streaming service as well.

After the jump, find out what’s coming to and leaving Netflix in January.

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Fans of television, music, and Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), we have some excellent news for you: Showtime has picked up Roadies. The project, which is about the lives of roadies, is Crowe’s first ever television series. Roadies season 1 will premiere next summer. Learn more and watch the Roadies season 1 teaser trailer after the jump.

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