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Jun112015

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"AS IF..." you haven't already read this. But just in case you missed it. Vanity Fair has excerpts from an upcoming book on the Oral History of Clueless that seminal teen flick which is now (gulp) 20 years old. Somehow Paul Rudd still looks basically the same but the rest of us who loved it and everyone else involved have aged. I love that one of Amy Heckerling's inspirations for it was the positivity of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

For about a hot minute yesterday I thought "ooh, we should do a 'top ten lines from Clueless' article" but by the end of the hot minute I had thought of 50 with no end in sight so perhaps we'll have to wait until its 25th to come up with that. Daunting... as perfection tends to be.

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"let's blow off P.E., have a calorie fest and see the new Christian Slater?"

LOL shows how awesomely dated some of those lines are when revisiting.

"Cher's saving herself for Luke Perry"

Kids today would be like, umm who? haha makes me sad

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Patti Lupone was so marvelous in Life Goes On. I would love to see her do more straight dramatic work.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

So crazy that Angelina auditioned to play Cher! It's hard to imagine her as anything other than what she is now -- not a young, auditioning actress.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBia

"Why am I even listening to you? You're a virgin who can't drive."

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Christopher Lee has died aged 93. It was a few days ago but news only released today.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRobMiles

RIP Christopher Lee, one of the greats.

(On a less sober note, re: Penny Dreadful, Nat, I have something NSFW for you that is about 200MB in size. Let me know if you're interested...)

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Ruby Dee has also passed away.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Ruby passed a year ago today, SanFran.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Oh! My bad.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Christopher Lee--one of those actors who could just scare the bejesus out of you with a glance. Be at peace.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

How I LOVED that "Clueless" oral history. I thought I'd known everything there was to know about that movie, but these two facts jumped out at me:

*Sarah Michelle Gellar would have played Amber but "All My Children" wouldn't let her out for it (and no wonder she seems so bitter about her soap opera days)
*The original casting director would have stayed with it, but than once Paramount optioned it -- Paramount, which considerably has a lot of money -- they expected her to work for free!

June 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjakey

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