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Star Light, Star Bright…

Scott Kevan and Kevin Tancharoen recreate the highs and lows of the fabled New York City High School of Performing Arts for Fame, a new generation. By Pauline Rogers

“The first Fame was a groundbreaking film,” says director
Kevin Tancharoen. “It was a unique format, a true hybrid. There was no
break-into-song-turn-to-the-camera. The music, singing and dancing were
organically integrated into the narrative. The story dealt with teen
issues that were close to home and totally relatable for that moment in
time (the 1970s and ‘80s). I knew we couldn’t duplicate the theme of
the period.”

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