Almost Famous script
Almost Famous (2000)
Synopsis: Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

ANITA:

I'm fine. Already ate.

William stands in the doorway now, watching, monitoring, as

Mom moves closer to his sister. She sees something curious

about her daughter.

ELAINE:

Wait. You've been kissing.

ANITA:

(too quickly)

No I haven't.

ELAINE:

(peering at her lips)

Yes... yes, you have...

ANITA:

No I haven't.

ELAINE:

Yes you have. I can tell.

ANITA:

(boldly)

You can't tell.

Mom steps closer and examines the lips even more carefully.

To her, everything is a quest for knowledge.

ELAINE:

Not only can I tell, I know who it is.

It's Darryl.

Anita is stunned silent. She turns slightly to look at herself

in a hall mirror, searching for clues, implicating herself

immediately.

ELAINE (cont'd)

And what have you got under your coat?

This is the booty Anita didn't want to give up. Mom picks at

the corner of an album cover now visible under her jacket.

She withdraws the album. It's Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends.

ANITA:

(busted)

It's unfair that we can't listen to

our music!

ELAINE:

(weary of the issue)

Honey, it's all about drugs and

promiscuous sex.

ANITA:

Simon and Garfunkel is poetry!

ELAINE:

Yes it's poetry. It's the poetry of

drugs and promiscuous sex. Look at

the picture on the cover...

CLOSE ON BOOKENDS ALBUM COVER

Mom's fingers at the edges. We examine the insolent faces on

Richard Avedon's classic album cover. Even Simon and Garfunkle

look guilty under her scholarly inspection.

ELAINE (cont'd)

... honey, they're on pot.

ANITA:

First it was butter, then sugar and

white flour.

(beat)

Bacon. Eggs, bologna, rock and roll,

motorcycles.

Nearby, William squirms as he watches the gently escalating

conversation. Anita glances at her brother. He silently

urges her to downshift. She can't.

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Cameron Crowe

Cameron Bruce Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American actor, author, director, producer, screenwriter and journalist. Before moving into the film industry, Crowe was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine, for which he still frequently writes. more…

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