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 (cont'd)

Then it was celebrating Christmas on a

day in September When you knew it

wouldn't be "commercialized."

ELAINE:

That was an experiment. But I

understand -

ANITA:

What else are you going to ban?

ELAINE:

Honey, you want to rebel against

knowledge.

ELAINE (cont'd)

I'm trying to give you the Cliff's

Notes on how to live in this world.

ANITA:

(simple and direct)

We're like nobody else I know.

These are the words that sting Mom most.

ELAINE:

I'm a teacher. Why can't I teach my

own kids?

(pats chest)

Use me.

ANITA:

Darryl says you use knowledge to keep

me down. He says I'm a "yes" person

and you're trying to raise us in a

"no" environment!

ELAINE:

(immediately, can't help

it)

Well, clearly, "no" is a word Darryl

doesn't hear much.

Anita gasps. Ever the peacemaker, William weighs in. Nearby

is a poster - "No More War."

WILLIAM:

Mom --

ELAINE:

Everything I say is wrong.

ANITA:

I can't live here! I hate you! Even

William hates you!

WILLIAM:

I don't hate her.

ANITA:

(to William)

You don't even know the truth!

William looks vaguely confused.

ELAINE:

Sweetheart, don't be a drama queen.

Anita takes a breath and then out of her mouth comes the

strangled-sounding words of a kid swearing at her parent for

the first time.

ANITA:

Feck you! All of you!

ELAINE:

Hey!

Anita runs down the hall to her room. Elaine turns to William,

relating to him more as a fellow parent than a child.

ELAINE (cont'd)

Well, there it is. Your sister using

the "f" word.

WILLIAM:

I think she said "feck."

ELAINE:

(sputtering)

What's the difference?

WILLIAM:

(encouraging)

Well. The letter "u"...

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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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