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Almost Famous Scene 22

Scene 22

Scene 22

"Got a Pen?"

  • Later, we find William sitting dejectedly alone in the airport.
  • William's sister Anita spots him. She is now a flight attendant. "Let's go anywhere, together," she tells him. "Anywhere you want to go, anywhere in the world."
  • We cut to San Diego, where Elaine greets her William and Anita at the door. She hugs Anita, whom she hasn't seen in years. "I forgive you," Elaine says. "I didn't apologize," responds a laughing Anita.
  • Meanwhile, William falls at long last into his bed. "The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin plays. We can see a poster of Abraham Lincoln on his wall peeking out from underneath layers of rock-and-roll posters and paraphernalia.
  • From there, we cut to Stillwater at the end of their tour. "I hate goodbyes," Sapphire tells Russell.
  • Russell asks if Penny is okay. Sapphire informs him that William saved her life. "We all know what you did to him," she says. "Even Penny Lane."
  • Later, Sapphire talks about what it means to be a genuine fan of the music: "To truly love some silly little piece of music, or some band, so much that it hurts."
  • We cut to Russell calling Penny on the phone. "Let's get together to find some time to talk," he insists. He continues: "Let's say all the things I never said. Give me your address. I'm coming to you this time."
  • Penny consults her address book. "Got a pen?"