By Jen Chaney
Can we ever get bored of Clueless? Ugh, as if!
Acclaimed popular culture journalist Jen Chaney celebrates the 20 th anniversary of the vintage film's unlock within the first ebook of its type, weaving jointly unique interviews with author and director Amy Heckerling; key solid participants, together with Alicia Silverstone (Cher), Paul Rudd (Josh), Stacey sprint (Dionne), Donald Faison (Murray), Elisa Donovan (Amber), Wallace Shawn (Mr. Hall), Twink Caplan (Ms. Geist and affiliate producer); and different an important Clueless avid gamers like gown fashion designer Mona may perhaps, casting director Marcia Ross, director of images invoice Pope, former Paramount chairwoman Sherry Lansing, and lots of extra. forged and team additionally pay heartfelt tribute to the past due Brittany Murphy, who lit up the reveal as Cher's protégée, Tai.
Chaney explores the effect of Jane Austen's Emma because the not going framework for Heckerling's script, the rigorous casting method (including the long run stars who didn't make the cut), the practical but fashion-forward cloth wardrobe, the original slang that drew from the prior and coined new words for the longer term, the sun-drenched soundtrack that set the tone, and—above all—the immense volume of labor, creativity, and craft that went into making Clueless glance so without difficulty vivid and glossy.
As If! illuminates why plaid skirts and knee socks won't ever exit of fashion, and why Clueless is still essentially the most loved comedies of all time.