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Their eyes tell all. Shot takes us to William, who puts two and two together. It isn't hard. They clearly know each other. Well. WILLIAM Well, I guess you've... you've met. DICK Penny Lane! God's gift to rock and roll!! You're back! (privately) Marc Bolan. Please. Other band members pass, adjusting clothes for show time, waiting in the hallway... " RUSSELL Come on, let's go. (noting kid's shyness) Both of you. 30 INT. BACKSTAGE -- NIGHT 30 House lights go down. Cheers rise. Dick's flashlight dances on the ground just in front of them, guiding their way in the dark to the stage steps.
BEN (rifling through tearsheets) Voice of God, howling dogs, the spirit of rock And roll... this is good solid stuff. WILLIAM (immediately, suddenly deeper) Thanks... thanks. BEN You should be writing for us. ideas? Any WILLIAM (voice now to deep) How about Stillwater? BEN Crazy. New album... their third... starting to do something. Ben shuffles through papers, looking for a tour itinerary on his promotional-material laden-desk, automatically plotting the piece aloud. BEN (cont'd) (pleasant, terse) Stillwater.
53 52 ("To be a rock, INT. LIVING ROOM - LATER AFTERNOON Mom's face remains stoic to the bitter end. ("... ") The song ends. Silence. All look to Elaine. They wait on her response. We hear the turntable arm return to its cradle. ELAINE What am I supposed to say? You say it's Tolkien, fine. They sound like nice kids. Is it meant to elevate humanity? "Sure, let's elevate humanity. " All I have is my honesty. That's what I believe, and that's what I know. (flipping through magazine) Oh. Here's a nice ad.
Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe