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Fame

An interesting story that follows the travails of several students on their journeys through New York City’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Edited very tightly and eschewing excess dialogue, the teens’ stories engage the audience, providing both surprising and moving moments. The first film to have two songs nominated for Academy Awards, Fame does not disappoint musically, with fine, fun dance numbers.

***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


1980 • 134 MINUTES
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER

STARRING
• 
EDDIE BARTHIRENE CARALEE CURRERILAURA DEANANTONIA FRANCESCHIBOYD GAINESALBERT HAGUETRESA HUGHESSTEVE INWOODPAUL MCCRANEANNE MEARAJOANNA MERLINBARRY MILLERJIM MOODYGENE ANTHONY RAYMAUREEN TEEFY

WRITTEN BY
• 
CHRISTOPHER GORE

DIRECTED BY
• 
ALAN PARKER

1980 ACADEMY AWARDS (2)
• BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
“FAME”
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

ADDITIONAL 1980 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (4)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO
MELVIN AND HOWARD)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO
RAGING BULL)
• BEST ORIGINAL SONG: 
“OUT HERE ON MY OWN” (LOST TO “FAME” FROM FAME)
• BEST SOUND (LOST TO
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK)

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