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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Turns 10

If The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s self-titled LP was an '80s movie, it’d probably be Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling’s 1982 dramedy about mixed-up and horny young people with part-time jobs and full-time angst. The film manages to be gritty and genuine without ever getting too bleak; there’s a decent amount … More »
Tags: Music, The Anniversary, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Kip Berman, Amy Heckerling

Every Cameron Crowe Movie Ranked

Every Cameron Crowe Movie Ranked Often responsible for difficult-to-market and idiosyncratic films, Cameron Crowe is just as much a music lover as a filmmaker. A former journalist at Rolling Stone, it makes sense that music often plays a huge part in his movies. Still, his filmography is nothing short of indescribable, with a broad range of topics touched on over the course of his decades-long career. Most known for his classics of the 80s and 90s and his occasional missteps throughout the 2...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Matt Damon, Cameron, Emma Stone, Penélope Cruz, Rolling Stone, Cameron Crowe, Jessica Biel, Orlando, John Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Crowe, Aloha, Jerry Maguire

VOTD: Watch Cher’s Speech in ‘Clueless’ Performed by Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield & More

Clueless is one of those generation-defining comedies that has stood the test of time. It’s one of the best representations of the ’90s, albeit with a focus on a very niche demographic of upscale Los Angelenos living a mostly superficial, carefree life. Much of the film’s greatness comes from Alicia Silverstone‘s pitch perfect performance as the teenage Cher, a bubbly, confident and charming spoiled girl who manages to somehow be both down to Earth and up in the clouds at the same time. But wha...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, America, Earth, Cher, Andrew Garfield, Lol, Adam Driver, Garfield, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, W Magazine, Video Of The Day, Alden-Ehrenreich, Lucas Hedges, Amy Heckerling

‘Clueless, the Musical’ Review: The Film’s Charm Is Replaced by Sparkle

Amy Heckerling’s amiable but limp adaptation of her classic 1995 film suggests a peppy fan club putting on its own makeshift show.
Tags: News, Cameron, Theater, Dove, Amy, Kristin, Amy Heckerling, Heckerling, Hanggi, New Group Theater Co, Clueless: The Musical (Play

Off Broadway Review: ‘Clueless’ the Musical

How does a musical stage adaptation of Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film comedy of oblivious privileged teens, “Clueless,” play in the era of female empowerment and millennial engagement? True, the principal skills of lead teen Cher Horowitz are the superficial ones of mall shopping and makeovers. But her sweet spirit and independence, plus some added P.C. relevance, […]
Tags: Reviews, Clueless, Cher Horowitz, Dove Cameron, Amy Heckerling

from "'Clueless' Was Amy Heckerling's Masterpiece: Is She Done With It? As If" by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

"The positivity and shine of a Cher was such anathema to her [Heckerling]. She’d been miserable in school. She’s a pessimist, she said, 'the opposite' of Cher. She wanted some relief; she wanted to spend time occupying the head space of an optimist who thought everything might work out, who wasn’t plagued with self-doubt, who seemed confident and self-assured. She thought maybe if she spent time with that kind of character, it would take — like an organ transplant or something."  --Taffy Brodes...
Tags: Movies, Cher, Taffy Brodesser Akner, Amy Heckerling, Heckerling, The Film Doctor

‘Clueless’ Was Amy Heckerling’s Masterpiece. Is She Done With It? As If.

Heckerling, the pioneering director behind “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” is turning “Clueless” into a musical. Will she finally get her due?
Tags: Movies, News, Cameron, Theater, SilverStone, Clueless, Amy, Crowe, Fast Times, ALICIA, Amy Heckerling, Heckerling, Clueless (Movie, the Musical (Play, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Movie

Clueless Remake in Development from GLOW Writer

Clueless remake in development from GLOW writer 1995’s teen comedy Clueless is the latest film to be getting the remake treatment, according to Deadline. The script will be penned by writer Marquita Robinson best known for the Netflix series GLOW with Girls’ Trip writer Tracy Oliver producing. Given that it’s so early on in development, details are still scarce at this point. The original Clueless is a beloved teen classic, written and directed by Amy Heckerling and based loosely on Jane Aus...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Jane Austen, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, Emma, Cher Horowitz, Brittany Murphy, ComingSoon, Movie News, Tracy Oliver, Amy Heckerling, Dan Hedaya, Marquita Robinson

‘Clueless’ Movie Remake in the Works

As if! “Clueless” is getting a remake. Paramount Pictures is developing a remake of its 1995 comedy with “Girls Trip” writer Tracy Oliver producing. Marquita Robinson, a story editor and writer on the Netflix comedy series “GLOW,” has been hired to write the script. “Clueless,” directed and written by Amy Heckerling, was set at a […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Clueless, Tracy Oliver, Amy Heckerling, Marquita Robinson

As If! ‘Clueless’ Remake in the Works for Some Reason

Clueless is a wonderful time capsule into the 1990s, featuring a cast of young stars before they became famous and a wealth of great fashion choices. In short, it really doesn’t need a remake. But it’s getting one anyway! A Clueless remake is now in the works at Paramount, with Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver producing and GLOW writer Marquita Robinson writing the script. One can assume the remake will update the original’s ’90s setting into the 21st century, but why? Amy Heckerling‘s Clueles...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Beverly Hills, Jane Austen, Cher, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Remakes, Clueless, Paul Rudd, Tai, Tracy Oliver, Amy Heckerling, Heckerling, Marquita Robinson, Cher Alicia Silverstone

Watch Alicia Silverstone Remake The Clueless-Inspired “Fancy” Video For Lip Sync Battle

Actress Alicia Silverstone played Cher Horowitz in Amy Heckerling's teen comedy Clueless, which premiered in 1995. It's one of the greatest teen movies of all time, and when the soundtrack turned 20 I wrote about what made music such an integral part of the film. Cher remains Silverstone's most iconic role, and though she's … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Charli Xcx, Iggy Azalea, Cher, Lip Sync Battle, SilverStone, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, Cher Horowitz, Amy Heckerling

As If! The Oral History of Clueless™ as told by Amy Hecklering, the Cast and the Crew [to] Jen Chaney

This book was brought out for the 20th anniversary of Clueless in 2015. I missed it then, but caught up with it at Jane’s 200th and have just read it … Continue reading →
Tags: Books, Journalism, Jane Austen, Non-fiction, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone, Emma, Jane, Paul Rudd, Bill Pope, Non-fiction: memoir, Entries by Hilary, Amy Heckerling, Jen Chaney, Mona May, Non-fiction: cinema

‘Fast Times’ at 35: Cameron Crowe, Amy Heckerling on Courting David Lynch, Sean Penn’s Method Acting, Genital Equality

The seminal teen flick “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” is celebrating its 35th anniversary on Sunday. Not only did the coming-of-age tale set in Southern California launch the careers of director Amy Heckerling and writer Cameron Crowe, the comedy catapulted Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, and Judge Reinhold into stardom. And in 2005,... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Cameron Crowe, Southern California, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Fast Times, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling, Reinhold, Cameron Crowe Amy Heckerling, David Lynch Sean Penn, Sean Penn Jennifer Jason Leigh Phoebe Cates

How The Clueless Director Came Up With Such Iconic Slang

Filmmaker Amy Heckerling wrote and directed Clueless, where she developed the original slang that Cher and her gaggle of pals used. So how exactly did she come up with their lingo?
Tags: Religion, Cher, Amy Heckerling

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---Amy Heckerling visits Criterion---Decisions, Decisions by Cristina Alvarez Lopez and Adrian Martin---Matt Zoller Seitz considers Rushmore---"The female glance is deeply attuned to textures, to shades of light. You can feel the temperature of the bodies around you, the anxiety and claustrophobia or, alternately, the expansiveness and delight. It’s an almost synesthetic mode of filmmaking, focused not on plot, or narrative, but the capacity of an image to convey a feel. It forces identificatio...
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As If! CLUELESS Jukebox Musical Gets Another NYC Lab

As if...we can wait any longer Amy Heckerling's jukebox musical adaptation of the hit '90s filmCLUELESS is getting another developmental lab in New York City, according to an Actors'Equity casting notice. The workshop will runJuly 5 - July 27, 2017. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York City, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Amy Heckerling

‘Clueless’ Comic Book Series Coming From Boom! Studios

Cherilyn “Cher” Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) will return to Clueless fans in comic book form. Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) are writing a Clueless comic, based on Amy Heckerling‘s classic 1995 comedy, which was based on Jane Austen‘s Emma. Staying true to the film, the comic will take place in Bronson Alcott High School and follow Cher and her two best friends, Dionne Davenport (Stacey Dash) and Tai Frasier (Brittany Murphy), as they go through their ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Comic Books, Jane Austen, Cher, Sarah, Clueless, Benson, Amber Benson, Shannon, Tai, Kuhn, Bill Pope, Sarah Kuhn, Amy Heckling, Natacha Bustos