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Issue: Spring, 2009

Fame (2009) movie review

Right Here's Where You Start Paying -- in Sweat


The original Fame captured hearts and minds with its universal storylines and its upbeat and heartfelt music.

In 2009 a new generation seeks to be heard and seen on their way to fame and fortune.

These are the favoured few -- from 10,000 applicants a new class is created and they, under the watchful eyes of heir teachers, must discover themselves as they uncover the talent and perserverance needed to make it in show business.

The new generation have updated storylines and characters and reworked and updated performance pieces. Their teachers are played by well-known show biz luminaries such as Kelsey Grammer.

Movie poster:Fame (2009); Festivale film review; 220x326

Movie poster, Fame
Dream it. Earn it. Live it.

Big dreams have a big cost. The tempt us to make take big chances, which can make us or break us.


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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 24 Sept 2009
For credits and official site details, see below
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See also: Fame (1980)

Just the facts:

Title: Fame (2009)
Written by: Allison Burnett (screenplay) ; Christopher Gore (1980 motion picture "Fame")
Directed by: Kevin Tancharoen
Running time: 107 mins
Rating: PG

The Players: Kay Panabaker, Naturi Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammer,

Official website:
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