Monday, December 6, 2010

Memorable Monologue: Almost Famous


"You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That's what's important. If you're a rock journalist - first, you will never get paid much. But you will get free records from the record company. And they'll buy you drinks, you'll meet girls, they'll try to fly you places for free, offer you drugs... I know. It sounds great. But they are not your friends. These are people who want you to write sanctimonious stories about the genius of the rock stars, and they will ruin rock and roll and strangle everything we love about it."

~ Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous (2000) 

3 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love this movie!! I completely forget Phillip Seymour Hoffman was in it!! I gotta re-watch this soon!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

The Mad Hatter said...

How the hell were you able to settle on just one monologue from this movie? Even just settling on one Lester Bangs monologue is quite a task!

For my money, it always comes back to:

"They don't even know what it is to be a fan. To love some silly piece of music, or some band so much that it hurts".

PS - If you're interested, I did a long post on this film a month or so ago:

http://mcneilmatinee.blogspot.com/2010/10/1000th-post-another-day-almost-famous.html

KeLLy aNN said...

GREAT Movie!!