Almost famous [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures and Columbia Pictures present a Vinyl Films production ; a Cameron Crowe film ; produced by Cameron Crowe, Ian Bryce ; written and directed by Cameron Crowe.
Contributor(s): Crowe, Cameron | Bryce, Ian | Crudup, Billy | McDormand, Frances | Hudson, Kate | Lee, Jason | Fugit, Patrick | Paquin, Anna | Balk, Fairuza | Taylor, Noah | Hoffman, Philip Seymour | Dreamworks Pictures | Columbia Pictures | Vinyl Films (Firm) | Dreamworks Home Entertainment (Firm)Material type: FilmPublisher: Universal City, Calif. : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, , c2000Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0783256434Subject(s): Journalists -- Drama | Rock music -- 1971-1980 -- Drama | Road films | Comedy films | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedGenre/Form: Comedy films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1.85:1).
Originally released as motion picture in 2000.
Special features: the making of Almost famous ; production notes ; cast ; filmmakers ; theatrical trailer ; the Rolling stone articles ; Fever dog music video.
Director of photography, John Toll ; art directors, Clay A. Griffith, Clayton R. Hartley ; editors, Joe Hutshing, Saar Klein ; score, Nancy Wilson ; costume designer, Betsy Heimann.
Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, Philip Seymour Hoffman.
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music.
MPAA rating: R.
DVD; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Academy Award: 2001, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Cameron Crowe)
Golden Globe: 2001, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical; Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kate Hudson)