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Old 06-03-2020, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default FAME isn't always what it's cracked up to be

Scrolling through upcoming movies I could record and watch during this quarantine siege I noticed that HBO was showing FAME. I always loved FAME. Great music, some wonderful performances, Irene Cara, and really evocative of those exciting days of starting out. I always thought it would be great to go to a high school like that. Only trouble is, I canít sing, dance, play instruments, or act so what the hell would I do? They didnít have a section for potential baseball announcers.

So when FAME showed up on my menu a few nights later, my wife and I sat down to watch it. First we were surprised to see Kelsey Grammer in it. I donít remember him in FAME. And Kelsey has always looked older than he is, but here he looked really old. Then Bebe Neuwirth was in it. She looked great. But I never knew they worked together before CHEERS. How did that never come up?

The movie continued. The story and the steps seemed right, but I said to my wife, ďI guess itís been a long time since Iíve seen this movie, but I donít remember any of this.Ē She felt the same.

And we were fifteen minutes into it and I was saying, ďWhere is Irene Cara?Ē

So finally I went to imdb and discovered we were watching the 2009 remake. There was a remake in 2009? I have absolutely recollection of it.

I also canít recall ever watching ten minutes of a movie I thought I had seen but hadnít.

Lesson learned. When setting up recordings, check the year.

We watched the rest of the reboot of FAME. Meh. I look forward to finding the original. But isnít that true in most cases?

Other reboots to avoid:


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