For every person who gets excited when a Hollywood studio announces that they’re adapting a bestselling book into a feature film, there are just as many who would rather not see a film adaptation ruin the text that they love so much. However, when it comes to cinematic adaptations of classic literature that seem to play fast and loose with the source material, it’s usually for a good reason.
A new video essay makes the case for film adaptations of books, especially when it comes to classic novels, simply because they have the opportunity to take the material and make it more relatable to a new, contemporary audience. Using films such as 10 Things I Hate About You and Clueless as examples, the video essay illustrates how these classic narratives are made more interesting to a new generation of viewers by relating them to modern day issues and settings.
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Cherilyn “Cher” Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone) will return to Clueless fans in comic book form. Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex) are writing a Clueless comic, based on Amy Heckerling‘s classic 1995 comedy, which was based on Jane Austen‘s Emma. Staying true to the film, the comic will take place in Bronson Alcott High School and follow Cher and her two best friends, Dionne Davenport (Stacey Dash) and Tai Frasier (Brittany Murphy), as they go through their senior year.
Below, learn more about the Clueless comic.
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Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
It only took four and a half years, but /Film has finally, graciously given me the opportunity to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Angie Han. I like movies, and I have for a while. Which movies I like the most changes from year to year, if not day to day (though it’s admittedly been a while since my #1 changed), but these are some of my favorites at this very moment in time.
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Posted on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Cher Horowitz could leave Sunset Boulevard for Broadway. Clueless director Amy Heckerling confirms that not only is a Clueless stage show in the works, she’s already written the book. Find out what she had to say about the Clueless musical after the jump. Read More »
Last week, the fantastic adaptation of Me and Earl an the Dying Girl hit theaters in a limited run, and this week the lively Dope also arrives on the big screen. Both are spectacular coming of age tales from two very different sides of the spectrum, but they both have wonderful young characters, engaging relationships, and are special in their own ways.
And with these two magnificent coming of age movies hitting the big screen recently, we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the great films to come out of this subgenre. But since everyone has gushed over films like Stand by Me, The Breakfast Club and Say Anything for years, I decided to put a more modern focus on coming of age films by counting down my picks for the Top 25 Best Coming of Age Movies of the Past 25 Years. That means you won’t find anything on here from before 1990. Do your favorite movies make the cut?
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Posted on Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
1995 doesn’t feel like it was so very long ago. If you were alive in that era, you probably still remember oohing and ahhing over Toy Story‘s CG-animated surfaces for the very first time, or meeting a brand new 007 in Pierce Brosnan. But in fact, you are wrong. 1995 really was that long ago. At least we still have some favorites of the era to take us back. Even if we’re now streaming them on iTunes instead of popping them into our VCRs.
We’re not saying these are the best films of 1995 — that’s a conversation for another time — but these are the ones that stuck with us. Some because they’ve become reliable favorites, some because they still feel remarkably fresh, and others because they’re so hilariously 1995, they couldn’t possibly have been made at any other time. Join us in revisiting 20 films turning 20 in 2015 after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Unlike so many other classics of the era, Clueless has yet to be remade, rebooted, or sequelized. But now Aussie musician Iggy Azalea has taken it upon herself to give the teen comedy a 2014 makeover, for her new music video “Fancy.”
It’s basically a three-minute recreation of Amy Heckerling‘s movie, right down to Dionne’s famous Dr. Seuss hat. Think of it as a bite-sized version of the story, for when you don’t have time to watch the whole thing. Watch it after the jump.
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Our friends the Fine Brothers have filed the latest episode of their popular “Spoiler” series — 50 Comedy Spoilers in 3 Minutes, in one take. You might remember that we’ve featured their videos 50 Christmas Movie Spoilers in 3 Minutes, 100 Movie Spoilers in 4 minutes, Spoiling Every Best Picture Winner in Oscar History, 50 spoilers of 2009 in 4 minutes, 100 Horror Movie Spoilers in 5 Minutes, and 50 Disney Spoilers in 3 Minutes. Hit the jump to watch their latest. And if it isn’t completely obvious already, please be warned that the following video contains spoilers.
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If you’re not feeling old enough already,/Film friend Angie Han reminds us that Amy Heckerling‘s iconic teen comedy Clueless was released in movie theaters 15 years ago today. Leave your memories of the teen classic in the comments below!
Earlier this week it was reported that Universal was in final talks to acquire the rights to 152-book series Sweet Valley High for Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody to adapt to the big screen. At the time, I wasn’t at all excited about the potential project as the source material just doesn’t appeal to me (and probably shouldn’t since it never was meant to target my demo). But in the last 24 hours I’ve somewhat rethought my stance on the project, and Cody has spoken up to clear the air about some concerns about the adaptation, which I thought was worth sharing.
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