Popcorn in hand, I sat down this past week to watch Almost Famous in honor of the 20 year anniversary of its release. And once again, my favorite part was one that everyone overlooks: The preening, posing, pompous magazine editor played by Rainn Wilson.
It’s easy to see why many don’t notice him. The story of Almost Famous is really about aspiring rock writer William Miller, played by Patrick Fugit, and his quest to work at Rolling Stone. It is packed with classic moments you want to see again, like the “Tiny Dancer” sing-a-long and Russell’s “I am a Golden God!” speech. And it has bits you’ve never noticed before, like the intentional misspelling of Frances McDormand’s name in the credits, the cameo of late comedian Mitch Hedberg as The Eagles’ road manager, and the anachronistic inclusion… Read More