A crewmember suggested the phrase “going postal”; “keeping it real” naturally sprang from actor Donald Faison on set. Does Heckerling take credit for the ubiquity of the word “whatever”? It’s a testament to the strength of Heckerling’s script that Clueless has proven to be both as timely and timeless as its literary big sister—the film is a re-working of Jane Austen’s Emma. Lifting the story from the manor houses of 19th-century England and plunking it down in Beverly Hills, the epicenter of “contempo-casual” teenage cool, Heckerling managed to preserve the spirit and satirical wit of Austen’s novel while simultaneously penning the vernacular of the decade. Perched on the edge of its 21st birthday, the film will be screening in 35 mm alongside Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High at New York’s new Metrograph theater this weekend as part of a retrospective of the writer-director’s work. As much as the movie is a perfectly preserved time capsule of pop culture, in , Clueless also provided its adolescent audience with something to grow into. If they were slightly too young to appreciate the subtler notes of the film’s playful eye rolls, double entendres, and slew of references—even as they quoted it endlessly—at the time, today, they make memes out of it. Now 62, Heckerling says she never tires of talking about the movie. She takes credit where credit is due but will gladly admit that one of the film’s most memorable moments—Cher’s mispronunciation of “Haitians” as “Hat-ee-ans” in Mr.
It’s a ‘Clueless’ reunion: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and cast spill film’s secrets
Skip to Content. The messages are mixed, but themes include communication, empathy, and humility. Cher is absorbed with her looks, clothing, and position in her high school’s social order. As such, she has a set of rules that parallel Jane Austen’s Edwardian mores and restrictions.
Heckerling wanted Alicia Silverstone because of those Aerosmith videos. Paul Rudd bought everyone gifts when shooting wrapped. He got.
By Sara Stewart. June 26, pm Updated June 26, pm. The screenplay initially faced pushback for having a female lead. That meant that you would have a smaller audience and less of a budget. When somebody comes in from the outside, they take her under their wing and dress her up. The high school we shot in, [Ulysses S. I found out his middle name was Alcott! He was very into women getting an education. MM: [The style] was all grunge then, and kids looked horrible.
This was really the antidote to that. What Amy wanted to do was not only have high fashion be almost a character in the film, but that it be transformed through the eyes of the girls. There was ethnic slang, rap music slang. For Christian [played by Justin Walker], there had been a resurgence of s Rat Pack stuff, clubs with swing dancing.
This Photo Of The ‘Clueless’ Cast With Paul Rudd & Alicia Silverstone Is A Total Reunion
Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment. Clueless turns 25 this weekend, and there are really only two ways you can properly celebrate — by going on a Cher Horowitz-inspired shopping spree or by rewatching the iconic film, courtesy of Netflix. I chose to do just the latter mostly due to my lack of access to daddy Horowitz-level funds.
THE cast of cult 90s film Clueless reunited for an epic photo and Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd, who played the romantic leads, still look like.
Subscriber Account active since. The film starred Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, a Beverly Hills high-school student who lives a life filled with money, fashion, and romantic troubles. Today, the cult classic is known for its iconic s style , slang, and pop-culture references. It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Silverstone in the role of Cher Horowitz, and it turns out, she was one of Heckerling’s top choices from the start.
According to Interview magazine , Heckerling said she had her eye on Silverstone thanks to her role in Aerosmith’s “Crazy” music video. I just went crazy for her. So when I handed the script in, by that time the ‘Crazy’ video was out and I videotaped it. I gave it to the studio and said, ‘Think of this girl when you read it,’ and they said ‘Oh, Liv Tyler?
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If anyone in Beverly Hills is “clued in” it’s Cher. She’s almost 16, rich, way popular, and loves letting the world benefit from he r expertise in life’s important issues – like dating, fashion and looking good. She believes in “doing stuff for other people” but when it comes to matters of the heart, especially her own, she’s well – clueless. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Fans of the classic ” Clueless ” were totally buggin’ this weekend when the cast, including Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd, reunited at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo C2E2 some 24 years after the movie first debuted. The team had a blast spilling some behind-the-scenes secrets and answering questions from fans.
Donald Faison, who starred as Murray, posted a pic on Instagram of the “Clueless” crew and captioned it “Rollin’ with my homies,” referring to the Coolio song made famous in the film. Alicia Silverstone , who famously starred as the smart-yet-materialistic, match-making Cher, talked about how she was only seventeen when she filmed the iconic movie. The now year-old mother of 7-year-old son, Bear , remembered being exhausted on the set of the film as she had just done eight movies back-to-back before filming.
She said she loved Amy Heckerling’s script, based on Jane Austen’s “Emma,” but struggled to find a way into Cher who she said goes through 64 costume changes in the movie! Of course, she went on to inspire so many quotable moments from the movie, including calling someone a “full-on Monet” from far away everything looks OK, but up close it’s a big ol’ mess.
Donald Faison, who played Dionne’s boyfriend Murray, told the crowd that the decision to do the film was a no-brainer. Breckin Meyer revealed that when Faison shaved his head in the movie, they actually left the hair on the sides so he could film other scenes wearing a baseball cap. Faison also spilled the fact that his braces in the movie were fake! Meyer and Faison joked around like old friends throughout the interview, with Meyer getting down on one knee to fake propose to his friend at one point.
Clueless CluelessReunionPanel pic. Breckin Meyer hilariously speculated that Rudd was “sucking the lifeblood out of babies” in his trailer to maintain his youthful looks. Fans on Twitter really responded to this funny observation.
‘Clueless’ is 25! Everything you didn’t know about the iconic film
We’re still buggin’ that the upcoming Clueless TV series still hasn’t hit our screens. Tardy, much? But the folks over at Paramount dished some deets last year , namely that the TV adaptation will centre around the most stylish sidekick in the game, Dionne, who goes on a quest to solve the sudden disappearance of her high school BFF, Cher. Think Mean Girls meets Riverdale and you’ll get the gist. Interesting concept aside, nothing ever beats the original.
Find images and videos about Clueless, alicia silverstone and paul rudd on movie couples When Cher ended up dating Josh, her ex-stepbrother, in Clueless.
Twenty-five years after Clueless dropped into theaters on July 19 amidst a summer dominated by Bad Boys and Batman Forever , its grip on pop culture has only tightened. Still a permanent presence on cable and streaming services, the classic never truly left the cultural consciousness or the day-to-day lives of its fervant cult following that continues to grow with every generational cycle.
Heckerling spent months studying real Los Angeles high school students to perfect the Valley Girl vernacular at the heart of Clueless. Once I started working on her I found all the heart and all the love. Twenty-five years after first strutting onscreen in a burst of yellow plaid, Silverstone caught up with Vogue to talk about the legacy of Cher Horowitz, her memories of working with Brittany Murphy, and whatever happened to all those fabulous outfits.
She had a strong Bronx accent that was really funny to me because I was such a California girl. I remember sitting way across from her at a table with my manager at my side.
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By Heidi Parker For Dailymail. Alicia Silverstone is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her hit film Clueless. And in the new issue of Vogue magazine, the blonde beauty looked back at the movie that changed her life. The demands were intense on the young star, who was only years-old when she filmed the cult classic, which was based on Jane Austen’s Emma.
One of the things that was not easy was wearing 64 different outfits, she told the fashion bible.
Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in the movie “Clueless. stars-in-the-making (Paul Rudd!) and brightly hued costumes (where to begin ) the props and drive-by references in “Clueless” may sound a little dated now (“I.
Clueless celebrates its 25th anniversary today and will be marking the milestone with a new Blu-ray and a limited edition steelbook on July The film is also available to purchase today on Digital. While Cher could probably have anything that she wants in the world, her former step-brother, Josh Lucas Paul Rudd is idealistic and thinks she can do so much better. Deep down, Josh cares about Cher. The two of them might continually tease each other but they care.
The typical person would give back in the form of community service.
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As if! One movie defined an entire generation of Bettys and Baldwins upon its release in the s: “Clueless. It also became a pop culture phenom, spawning a TV series, books, dolls, accessories and an entire new language that became quintessential ’90s slang. The mostly unknown ensemble cast also turned into some of the hottest young stars of the decade. Alicia Silverstone led the “Clueless” crew as Cher Horowitz, Beverly Hills’ resident teen matchmaker, a girl with the power to sweetly manipulate teachers into giving her better grades, turn any student into the most popular girl in school and seemingly develop a computer program to always have the best fashion ensemble.
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The Wedding. As if! And this is California, not Kentucky. Production info: The wedding of Mr. Hall and Miss Geist — not of Cher and Josh, because: as if! The wedding dates, i. Hall get married. Cher catches the bouquet thrown by Miss Geist, thereby winning a bet regarding which girlfriend could snag the flowers. Steven Jordan, production designer: We must have set up that wedding five or six times.
Looking Back At Cher & Josh’s Relationship, 25 Years Later
There is nothing clueless about Alicia Silverstone. Ask her about aging on the big and small screen and the year-old mother, actress and author immediately brings up the F-word. I hope that this face serves as an example of what real aging is and how there is such beauty in the years. Review-Journal: How are you dealing with the pandemic and the new California stay-at-home orders? Alicia Silverstone: The tough part of it is balancing.
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To continue viewing content on tucson. Current Subscriber? Log in. Activate now. Subscribe now. The year-old actress shot to fame as Cher Horowitz in the teen movie, with Paul as her ex-step-brother and love interest Josh Lucas and Alicia says Paul, 51, is just as “smart and lovable” as Josh. He’s just a good guy who’s smart and lovable and all those good things that make up Josh.
Brittany Murphy was not like Tai. I don’t know Stacey Dash well enough to say for certain whether she’s like Dionne, but I’m guessing not much.
‘Clueless’ just turned 25. Has it aged a day? As if!
In mid-July of —when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. The comedy benefited from some serious promotional juice courtesy of MTV, which, like Paramount, was part of the Viacom family and pitched the film heavily to its Real World -addicted Gen X and Y audience. Then Clueless made its debut, on July 19, , and became the No.
Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and other members of the cast of ‘Clueless’ reunited at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, also known.
T wo decades after its premiere, Clueless is still keeping it real. The modern classic is being feted with a vinyl rerelease of the soundtrack, a new musical and a book, As If! The compilation of interviews by Jen Chaney, out July 7, details everything that went into making the film, from casting to costumes. In honor of the anniversary on July 19, we rounded up 20 of the most fascinating facts from the book.
Fox had decided not to produce the movie, and things were looking grim until producer Scott Rudin signed on. And I just fell in love with her. Not all of them necessarily auditioned, but Heckerling was also encouraged to consider Keri Russell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. The set dressers tried to put some of the clothing she would actually wear in the film in the fancy dry cleaners-style closet at the beginning of the movie. So they put braces on me. The extras making out in the pool at the Valley party ended up getting engaged.
Heckerling and her assistant directors asked if two extras would volunteer to play a couple in the swimming pool. Two people said yes.