Thursday, 18 June 2009


And I've seen it before, Desdemona... In a world where Simon Cowell is king, I guess it was inevitable but this is not an excuse: here comes the "reinvention" of Fame, from the musical classic directed in 1980 by Alan Parker and followed by The Kids from Fame - the cult television series (1982-1987). In 2003, an ill-fated attempt morphed Fame into a reality tv programme produced for NBC by legendary choreographer, actress and director Debbie Allen (who played Lydia in the original movie and in the subsequent tv spin-off).

I read that Cowell, producer of The X Factor and of the Got Talent franchise, is in talks to remake Saturday Night Fever ( Why couldn't he, after all? Lost owes a lot to reality tv, is the genre now jumping from the small to the big screen after having influenced television fiction? As long they don't do Big Brother - The Movie, with Keira Knightley as Davina McCall and Hugh Jackman as Marcus... Seriously, I'm curious to see if the reception of Fame 2009 will have an impact in some way or another on Glee, the upcoming Fox show.

P.S.: I did not mention Fame LA? Really? Oh, by the way. Thank you, Nikki.

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