The early 1970s. William Miller is 15-years old and an aspiring rock journalist. He gets a job writing for Rolling Stone magazine. His first assignment: tour with the band Stillwater and write about the experience. Miller will get to see what goes on behind the scenes in a famous band, including the moments when things fall apart. Moreover, for him, it will be a period of new experiences and finding himself.Written by
Elaine, a professor, says she's going to give someone the "Cliff Notes" version, instead of the correct "Cliffs Notes" (or, as originally spelled, "Cliff's Notes"). However, the study aids have almost always been colloquially known as "Cliff Notes;"; the fact that they are incorrectly referred to as "CliffNotes" is even mentioned in the "CliffsNotes" Wikipedia entry. See more »
The opening credits are presented in the form of notes being hand-written on a set of note cards. The hand writing the credits is director Cameron Crowe's. See more »
The extended 'bootleg cut' version available on DVD features 39 minutes of additional footage, bringing the running time at 162 minutes. This version is actually titled 'Untitled' and has a title card as such in Cameron Crowe's handwriting. See more »
Cortez the Killer
Written & Performed by Neil Young
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
Great film...buy the Director's Cut DVD!
There are two things that make this film one of the best made in the last few years- characters and music. I am personally not a big fan of 70s music, but it is used very well in this film, most of my favourite scenes are made all the more memorable by the music, which includes America (Simon & Garfunkel), Tiny Dancer, Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters (both Elton John), River (Joni Mitchell) Paranoid (Black Sabbath) and Feel Flows (The Beach Boys) Most of the actors and actresses in this film give the performance of their lives, Frances McDormand being especially comical as William's mother, and many of the best moments are all hers. William himself has an endearing quality about him to the audience, and I'm surprised I haven't seen Patrick Fugit in any other films since this one. A great film, and the Directors Cut DVD is well worth the money, especially for those of you (like me) who had previously only watched the UK version.
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