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This movie came out when I was in late Elementary School and I God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace remember watching it on video and thinking I was so cool LOL Man I wanted her closet It was awesome and I stilleally like it to this day I love the 90s so much and this movie just screams 90s I can t believe it s 25 years old now This oral history has stories and memories as told by Amy Heckerling and majority of the cast I had no idea that the movie was based on the book Emma It eally dives into all aspects of the movie The awesome uotes clothes technology actors scenes music etc I found some of it uotes clothes technology actors scenes music etc I found some of it enjoyable and nostalgic particularly anything about Paul Rudd and some of it a bit boring I d probably ate it 35 stars or so What a fun The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education read Iemember seeing Clueless in a Maryland theater on a hot summer afternoon with my mom my sister and my dad saw Waterworld next door My mom The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry remembers that she and the other parents in the audience were the only ones laughing at Mel s jokes Lovedeliving it and learning about its creation and impact Favorite part of the book are the little details eg cinematography and colors paralleling the seasons all things vernacular and how Amy Heckerling worked in funny stories or phrases she heard over the years Paul Rudd anything especially shared awe about his agelessness and the last section The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism re feminism and effects on culture In the best of all worlds in my brain women wouldn t have that change Little girls would stay with the power that they feel in their teens and their twenties I want to do googling on Amy Heckerling now Also cannot wait to have an evening to myself toewatch Clueless for the millionth time on Netflix streaming And the future musical I hope its way existential Utterly enjoyable if a bit vapid Much like the movie itself So like ok when I heard a Clueless book came out last year I was like As if this slipped by my Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution radar I felt like such a bonehead I was like totally buggin but like in the best way possible My nostalgia levels went through theoof and I hauled ass to the bookstore to get myself a copy So last week while I was like surfing the crimson wave I picked up a little I A Kangaroo's Life really enjoyed this one I m grading up a tad bit due to nostalgia factor plus I m looking forward to looking at the productionpublicity pictures I m sure will be included in the finalized copy If youe a fan of Clueless but don t know everything about it already you will find this to be a fun book It s mostly transcription of interviews etc with the cast and crew of the film that are still alive the notable exception being the late Brittany Murphy aka Tai and there are some great stories from filming Like the story behind the eal Mr Hall and the last minute casting of the mugger who holds up Cher at the gas stationI especially loved the stories from Amy Heckerling Twink Caplan associate producer Ms Geist Paul Rudd and Donald Faison It follows from the pre production and planning of Clueless all the way to the cultural zeitgeist existing today We get insights into the costumes acting directing the soundtrack with interviews from a few of the artists and just about everything else involved in making a movie that you could possibly think of Obviously there are some things that slightly contradict each other no one s memory is perfect after 20 Years But It S Funny Seeing Them Argue With years But it s funny seeing them argue with other over certain things and to get opposing viewpoints I d ecommend this if you Filosofía e inmanencia re a fan of Clueless at all you ll be surprised at how much you learn and the fun you have doing it D Thank you to NetGalley for this e ARC toead and enjoy Every single page of this book just made me incredibly happy A delight SPOILERS TO THE FILM CLUELESS CONTAINED IN THIS REVIEW UNHIDDEN You should want a bad bitch like this Iggy Azalea Love it hate it or just don t care about it you can t deny that Clueless has had a cultural impact Whether I m talking to someone who is 13. Acclaimed pop culture journalist Jen Chaney shares an oral history of the cult classic film Clueless in the ultimate written The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia: The Drums of Life resource about one of the most influentialevered and enduring movies of the 1990s in celebration of its twentieth anniversaryWill we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true love in the movie Clueless As if Written by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone Clueless is an enduring comedy classic that emains one of the. .

35 or 65 she s like Oh Clueless whenever it
mentioned People still watch it still mention it people still talk about itWith good eason Clueless is one of those are teen movies like 10 Things itWith good eason Clueless is one of those One of Our Thursdays Is Missing rare teen movies like 10 Things Hate About You which for whatevereason hits all the On the Field of Glory: an Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski right notes and leaves a lasting impression on American cultureAre you a huge Clueless fanNo I ve seen it maybe three times Once when it came out once for the sake of this book and I m sure a time in between while with a friend or taking care of a young girl or something Stillelevant girls today still watch it I m pretty neutral on it I can t say I m a fanThe problem is this book doesn t Lassie Come-Home really deal with or talk about what Ieally WANT to talk aboutWhat do you The People from the Sea really WANT to talk about CarmenThe Clueless world What was going on in Clueless and what it meantExamplesOkay Is Cher a feminist I would say yes Why I would say because she s such an agent of her own destiny proactive and confident Seeing Alicia Silverstone literally shoving amorous cute boys off her while shouting As if and brutally shooting down men who thought they could be with her is super powerful Instead of caring about boys and wanting to date Cher thought high school boys were gross Unabashedly and unashamedly a virgin Cher was so at home with just who she was she wasn t the only virgin her drop dead gorgeous bff Dionne was as well Even though she was so popular and so pretty she didn t hurt people and she didn t give a fuck about men She was sweet goodhearted and confident This is soare to see in teen comedies I just loved itWe could talk about Cher s bff being a black girl Dionne and Heckerling s avoidance of any awkwardness when making a interracial friendship There s no preaching and there s no making Dionne an otherWhat about Heckerling s portrayal of a gay man This was 1994 Christian isn t flamboyant and he doesn t bow to any of the gay stereotypes I still see St Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves runningampant as if all gay men are cut out of the same cloth Not only his he not a limp wristed sassy stereotypical 90s gay guy Hollywood was continually trying to press on us but he was cool and collected Hot calm attractive to Cher and uick to ush in and escue Tai from those boys at the mall confronting them and standing up Mensch I don t have any problem with Jack from Will and Grace but back then and even now it seemed as if every gay man was signified as being flighty superficial and worshiping Cher the singer not Cher Horowitz It was so Mr. Majeika and the Dinner Lady and Mr. Majeika and the Music Teacher refreshing to see Justin Walker s calm blue eyes staring out of a movie screen in a perfectat pack Twilight of the Idols replica suit as aepresentation of a gay teenagerWe could also discuss Christian and why he didn t tell Cher he was gay when it became obvious she was crushing on him Instead he just politely exits and lets her figure it out on her own We could discuss what it was like coming out in high school in the 90s and the implications of all the boys knowing Christian was gay but Cher and Dionne being clueless Come to think of it Mel and Josh were also clueless We could explore the seamless acceptance and insertion of a gay character in a teenage film without it devolving into messagesThe lesbian gym teacher is tired thoughHow about skater culture Grunge culture Notably the only non virgin devolving into messagesThe lesbian gym teacher is tired thoughHow about skater culture Grunge culture Notably the only non virgin Cher s little group is grunge skater outsider TaiCHER Don t sell yourself short now You ve got something going for you that no one in this school hasTAIOh I m not a virgin Too funny DYet Tai is the most sweet innocent and big eyed girl in the whole film perhaps even clueless than Cher herself Tai and her twisty eventual Ninth City Burning (War of the Realms, relationship with skaterboy Travis could be the subject of it s own book Is Tai morphing into a ueen bee Her true sign of evil may not be calling Cher a virgin who can t drive but instead the scene where she makes her kind druggie suitor feel like shit for asking her out in public Pure sweet goodhearted pothead Trav. Most streamed movies on Netflix and iTunes even twenty years after itselease Inspired by Jane Austen's Emma Clueless is an everlasting pop culture stapleIn the first book of its kind Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the making of this iconic film using Der Ritter und die Bastardtochter recollections and insights collected from key cast and crew members involved in the making of this endlessly uotable ahead of its time production Get a behind the scenes look at how Emma influenced Heckerling to write the script how Is shines here as as an example of a truly goodhearted man Why did Heckerling choose to make him join NA Why was skater culture chosen toepresent the outsider and slightly distasteful culture in the high school Heckerling could have chosen anything but outsider and slightly distasteful culture in the high school Heckerling could have chosen anything but went this Chinaberries and Crows route WhyWhat about stepbrotheromance Now stepbrother omanceerotica is a blossoming insanely popular subsubgenre It s flourishing it s everywhere In 1994 it was shocking stepbrother omanceerotica is a blossoming insanely popular subsubgenre It s flourishing it s everywhere In 1994 it was shocking this movie is the true genesis and forerunner of stepbrother omanceerotica s fecund hold on current media Again Heckerling played this off as if it were completely normal and non incestuous that Cher and Josh end up together at the end The book does mention that Heckerling s grandparents were stepbrother and stepsister so that was interesting but again I wanted on thisWe lost Brittany Murphy to anorexia nervosa that was a tragedyIf the book isn t about these things what on earth is the book aboutIt s about the film There s a whole chapter on casting Who was maybe going to be cast who ended up being cast how they felt about that Costume design set design what it was like to film scenes Chaney LITERALLY goes through every song on the Clueless soundtrack and analyzes them one by one It s boring every song on the Clueless soundtrack and analyzes them one by one It s boring hell The book is boring as hell I m mildly interested in Clueless and would have enjoyed an analysis of the world within the film and it s implications on popular culture Race feminism ueer issues Cher s elationship with her dad Cher s outlook as a esult of her mother s death Cher s ather strange Rules esue view on dating and skater culture were all things I would have loved to explore in depth But what I got here was putting me to sleep 30 pages on casting 50 pages on what the characters dressed in A 10 page discussion on how Jace Alexander got a last minute call to come play Cher s mugger I mean come on I don t give a careNo argument from me that Clueless is a classic and iconic film I emember when Iggy Azalea did Fancy in 2014 and egardless of whether they loved or hated or had never heard of Azalea everyone I knew watched it and complimented the Clueless send up I bet a lot of people e watched the movie after seeing Azalea s homage Extra esiduals to everyone involved And it was a smart move on whoever s part most people know and have positive associations with Clueless It could only help Azalea Nostalgia in the best sense However I wouldn t say the same about Chaney s book Nostalgia is great for 3 minutes and 24 seconds It s a little harder to take for 322 pagesTl dr Skip it unless you are a die hard fanPS Why does Paul Rudd have the most gorgeous eyes in existence I mean seriously Any movie even the stupidest comedy THOSE EYES While I always enjoy Clueless when I watch it I m not some kind of Clueless superfan or anything I wanted to Reform, Red Scare, and Ruin read this because I d alreadyead two oral history articles about this movie one in Entertainment Weekly a few years ago and one in Vanity Fair just this past month which was actually an excerpt from this book With both articles I found that not only did I Grauwacht really likeeading them I also wished they would go on much much longer With this book I got my wish and I enjoyed every page If you like Clueless and are interested in how movies get made you pretty much can t go wrong I love Clueless even now And Paul Rudd if that s even possible I was 13 when the movie debuted then pretty much grew up with it My friends and I were obsessed The fashion The language My outgoing friends would even mimic the style I couldn t pull it off so I stayed in my comfy box of Bush or No Doubt t shirts and Adidas pants God I grew up during a great time period but I digress Fangirlsboys pick this book up This would ve been much better as a documentary but as it stands it was okay which is not a word I thought I d ever mention in elation to the masterpiece that is Clueless but here we ar. He stars were cast into each of their oles what was involved in creating the costumes sets and soundtrack and much This wonderful twentieth anniversary commemoration includes never before seen photos original call sheets casting notes and production diary extracts With supplemental critical insights by the author and other notable movie experts about why Clueless continues to impact pop culture As If will leave fans new and old totally buggin' as they understand why this beloved film is timele.