On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, we present here 20 things you need to know about Clueless.
When 20th Century Fox approached Amy Heckerling –A director known for her comedies teen, What the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High– to ask you for one sitcom About teenagers, she replied, “I only do it if I can make fun of them.” Having automatic green light, the filmmaker went to work on a satire about a girl who was eternally happy; no matter what happened to him, his mood never changed. However, the project stalled and when his agent read the treatment, he judged that his script was too good for TV. It had to be a movie.
“It was then that I began to think in the larger context of a girl with a ‘nothing can go wrong’ attitude and who always sees the world through pink glasses,” Heckerling said in an interview during the promotion of Clueless, which celebrates 25 years since its premiere today, July 19. “Until that moment I remembered the novel Emma and I realized that, unintentionally, I had been writing a character like her all this time ”.
That’s how Ni idea got its overall structure as a very loosely adapted adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. In this one, a seemingly trouble-free girl has the mission of finding a partner for others. In the process, of course, she finds her own “prince charming.”
Clueless It was an unexpected success, because although the study expected it to do well with young women, it never imagined that it would work for a wider audience, much less that it would place in second place at the box office that week, behind Apolo 13. Those rumored executives struggled to decrease the number of female roles and swap them for a few more men must have hidden under their desks.
Either way, the success of Ni idea It was way beyond the box office. Without a doubt, without Alicia Silverstone’s Cher we would not have Elle Woods, from Legally blonde, and Catherine Stratford de 10 things I hate about you ni a Shelley Darlingson de The House of the bunnies. Time and again, all of them – and the countless roles they have inspired – have shown us that appearance has nothing to do with intelligence or insight. As if!
A version of this text appeared for the first time in issue # 310 of Cine PREMIERE, in July 2020.
Antonio G. Spinola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself as well. Preferably in a movie theater.
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