true confessions

Last night it rained all night and today there are thunderstorms all around. It reminds me of this movie, and this is one of my favorites of many scenes:



It is, of course, the airplane scene from Almost Famous (2000), the fictional story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s while covering the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published. The film is semi-autobiographical, as Cameron Crowe, the director of the film, was himself a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. Crowe toured with the rock bands Poco, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

In this scene, believing they are about to die, the members of Stillwater confess their secrets to one another, bringing conflicts between Jeff and Russell into the open. Jeff insults Penny Lane—a groupie—but William—the teen journalist—defends her and confesses that he loves her.

The plane then lands safely, leaving everyone to ponder the changed atmosphere.



Weather Report

88° Partly Cloudy and Rain


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