Cinema: Hey Kids...

FAME

Directed by Alan Parker Screenplay by Christopher Gore

Put it this way: Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are conspicuously absent from Fame. And they are missed, along with those innocent movies where someone cried out: "Hey kids, I've got an idea — let's put on a show!"

There is plenty of eagerness and ambition and, at least in the early reels, high spirits in this movie, which traces a group of teen-age actors, dancers and musicians from auditions through graduation at Manhattan's public High School of Performing Arts. But there is much else, so much that one begins to wonder if...

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