Overall a 9/10 or 4.5 stars
I think it's a great idea for these students to pursue their art form as a career. However, these students need to be prepared for the real world. You can't always plan for everything. What happens if you get injured? What happens if all the training you've put in isn't good enough? What happens if a few stupid decisions prevent you from ever getting a serious job? If you only focused on your art classes in high school, you're screwed. Sadly, most high school students don't think that far in advance when they first enter high school. They are only focused on what's fun and convenient for them in the moment. They lack the perspective and cognitive training to think any other way. By granting teenagers the opportunity to sacrifice their academic classes for arts classes, you are essential giving them a heavily unbalanced set of options to choose from, which, if they make the wrong choice, could make their life a lot more difficult than it needs to be in the long run.
Fame spawned a television series of the same name with Lee Curreri, Albert Hague, Gene Anthony Ray and Debbie Allen reprising their respective roles, a spin-off TV series, and a musical that opened in 1988 at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, has played in London's West End since 1995. MGM has since produced a remake of this film, released in 2009. The remake received generally negative reviews in contrast to the original. Debbie Allen appeared in this movie, but this time, she played the school principal, Angela Simms
The original screenplay was titled Hot Lunch and this was the title for the film until part-way through shooting when director Alan Parker noted a pornographic film showing on 42nd Street with the same title. For the rest of the shooting schedule of 14 weeks the script was just labeled "title". David De Silva noted that the porno film starred Al Parker so that confusion might ensue if the original title remained
man this is such a classics movie 2 watch, its got such a fantastic cast throughout this movie.....it is such a powerful drama movie 2 watch with a superb cast throughout this movie it is such a classics 1980s movie 2 watch, WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT SOME SCENES THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE........
A bit too gritty at times, wallowing in the filth, and rubs your nose in the underside of Gotham, but also shows the hard fought victories that made this an iconic film for those souls who decided to fight for their dream.