Clueless – 1995 Heckerling
- Indelible characters, charming self-awareness and a solid satire is what gets this fringy film in the archives
- Alicia Silverstone is wonderful and to date would never find a role/film to match this—it was also smart to have Amy Heckerling bring this Jane Austin “Emma” up to date for the 1990’s- She directed fast times at ridgemont high and although this film isn’t as good as the 1982 coming of age drama- it has much in common and strides of its own
- Rudd is good as is Wallace Shawn and Dan Hedeya as a Robert Shapiro-like shark Beverly Hills litigator.
- It’s a light weight but again has a very solid screenplay and costume work—I can’t call it a biting satire but the light satirical elements taking aim at the rich and youth culture in general add much. It’s playfully self-aware
- Oddly enough it’ shot by Bill Pope (baby driver, world’s end, scott pilgrim, matrix)
- Set’s Emma set in the 90’s and certainly it’s far better than the average 1990’s teen film—but it is also very much a film of the 1990’s—you have a soundtrack with the counting crows, radiohead, and we have, in the first 5 minutes, mentions of OJ, The cranberries, Nine Inch Nails, Beavis and Butthead…. We have a ton of flannel and even have a reference to the mentos commercial (and song)
- Fringe film but in my archives