In 100 days, on September 25, the big-screen version of Fame will hit. To mark the event, MGM has finally released a full-length trailer over at Yahoo. No more of this one-song blip. Now we've got a collection of scenes ranging from entry auditions to final, epic, grand performances. Unsurprisingly, most of the focus is on the most popular arts -- dance and song. This may be Fame, but the popular arts still reign supreme.
Best of all, this trailer finally lets us get a look the teachers. Charles Dutton and Kelsey Grammar get the most play, but there's also brief glimpses of Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, and of course, Debbie Allen. However, the fact that Ms. Allen, who was one of the main parts of the original show, only gets the briefest glimpse whilst hugging is a bit disappointing. Luckily, there's Dutton's voice over to keep things on track.
But what I can't get over is how darned catchy that theme song still is. Most of my memories of Fame are fleeting at best, but that song has reeled me in hook, line, and sinker. I don't know why -- is it nostalgia, or the fact that the modern twist still leaves the song in tact? And how about you? Are you a sucker for "Fame"?