Learning less and less about the world one film at a time.
I am a golden God
Authenticity vs Image. This for me seemed to be what was at the heart of Almost Famous. At every level this conflict is apparent. Penny Lane, Stillwater, Russel Hammond (Crudup) and of course William (Fugit). Authenticity is a virtue they all desperately want to possess, a virtue that is displayed intermittently and abandoned often in preservation of image and mystique. This is especially true for Hammond and Penny Lane. Deciding between what is authentic and…