Illustrator - Storyteller - Coffee drinker
One of my favorite movies, indeed one of my top 20 without hesitation, is Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous".
Actually, to be more specific, it is the director's cut, "Untitled", that I really love... although the version released in the cinemas is a perfectly good film too... it's just that the extra scenes of the director's version makes it nearly a perfect movie.
Instead of talking about the movie and its near-perfect execution, I want to mention the way it brings me back to my childhood here in the States in Chicago. The clothes, the behavior, the settings, and, more importantly, the music, immediately grabbed me and placed me inside this movie. Grabbed me in such a way that I did not want to leave it and because of that feeling watch it often.... it is very likely the movie I watch the most, especially when depressed. It transfers me to very happy childhood times and leaves me in a good place each time I see it. It reminds me of my sisters, who played damn good music in the house all the time and taught me how to use the record player at a very early age. It reminds me of coming back home from school and watching cartoons in UHF channels, it reminds me of seeing my parents greet each other with a kiss when my da came back home after work every day. Simply, it reminds me of a very good life in the 70s, one that I miss and cherish dearly. In my mind and heart, any movie, song, or art that can do that is perfect.
Thanks for reading, gonna go draw while watching this one one more time.