Friday, May 20, 2016

Fame (1980)

Director: Alan Parker. Cast: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean. 134 min. Rated R. Musical/Drama.

Fame? You hadn't seen Fame? No, I hadn't seen Fame - and I'm glad I'm watching it 36 years late, because you can appreciate how gracefully some movies age. Alan Parker uses a sepia-toned NYC background (so nostalgic today) to chronicle the lives of several teenagers attending a high school for performing arts, and makes each musical piece immensely memorable - a style he later perfected in Pink Floyd's The Wall. Irene Cara shines so bright from her very first scene, I had to check IMDb mid-movie to realize, oh, so that's Irene Cara. Entertaining all around.

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