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I'd forgotten how good this film was
on 12 February 2017
I'd forgotten how good this film was. Alan Parker directs in fine form an unknown cast in the trials and tribulations of those seeking fame over a number of years in New York's now iconic fame school. A superb soundtrack adds to a gritty realism that fame needs to be worked for, unlike today where reality TV spews out a conveyor belt of untalented wannabees at a ridiculous pace. Superb performances by a young cast (Maureen Teefy and Barry Miller especially) with Parker's assured direction makes this one of THE films of the Eighties. A class act.