July 27, 2009

Simmons' Think Piece

Bill Simmons, for the first time in years, drags out his "movie quotes" column construction, this time using "Almost Famous," which he calls the defining movie of the decade.

Now, I love "Almost Famous," and I have no idea why Cameron Crowe hasn't been on Bill's podcast yet, and I'd probably put in the top ten for the '00s. But I don't see how a period piece set in the '70s can be the defining movie of the '00s. I'd say "Eternal Sunshine" is a better contender for the #1 spot.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 27, 2009 05:16 PM

Also, he can't think of another funny, quotable movie about a fictional band?

Spinal Tap, anyone?

Posted by: jeremy at July 27, 2009 06:33 PM

Now, you could argue "The Dark Knight" was the decade's defining movie -- and it very well might be -- but we don't know about its rewatchability yet.

It's been out on DVD for months now. How can we not know if it's rewatchable?

Listen to the dialogue in "Almost Famous," and you'll appreciate it even more.

Listen to the dialogue? Does he think people don't do this at the movies? As in "who cares about the dialogue? The moving pictures have a good beat and you can dance to them?" Am I missing something?

Posted by: Emily at July 27, 2009 07:20 PM
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