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Directed and written by Cameron Crowe Starring Patrick Fugit Kate Hudson Billy Crudup Jason Lee and Frances McDormand Running time 122 minutes Cameron Crowe views his life and experiences of his mid teen years as a rock critic for Rolling Stone Magazine whom he shows through the eyes of his alter-ego William Miller who is played by Patrick Fugit in the critically acclaimed film Almost Famous William follows around a mid level band struggling with their own limitations in the harsh face of stardom which is known as Stillwater This movie follows Stillwater showing everything William writes about and Sees and shows the life of 70s Rock n Roll in its last drive before being killed by disco The Setting for the movie was in San Diego in the early 1970s Williamss sister Anita Zooey Deschantel is shown as a rebel who believes in everything her mother is against She causes conflict and problems at home but decides to leave home when she turned 18 to become a stewardess Williams mother Elaine whom is a conservative woman also a very liberal woman whom decided to celebrate Christmas on a day in September when she knew it wouldnt be commercialized Elaine is a very good mother who tries teaching William the cliff notes on life She supports his journey even if she didnt agree with them and helped give an honest statement to a few of the rock and rollers a time or two She also put William in first grade when he was five never telling him till he was eleven He thought he was thirteen No wonder he had not gone through puberty yet William now fifteen is fully in love with the music of Rock and writes articles and submits them to Creem Magazine and a few underground papers He meets up with legendary rock critic and
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