"Still the greatest, no matter what my teenager says".
Catch up with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, and all the other leads in the very enjoyable movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
See also "Fast Times At Ridgemont High Signaled A Shake-Up In Studio Filmmaking" and "Revisiting Fast Times at Ridgemont High". This surprised me:
Unlike the wretched and narcissistic St. Elmo’s Fire, which would come out several years later, these are likable kids. Heckerling is right in pointing out that Fast Times has a lot of 1960s and 1970s revolutionary Hollywood in it, but in important ways it reflects the ethos of a man who was an important figure in the 1980s and whose name comes under some criticism in the film’s commentary track—Ronald Reagan.
Interesting piece on my favorite--along with G II--movie of all time.
Link courtesy of Michael G.
But, of course, the economics don't make sense.
Conclusion: mostly phony, but still one incredible scene.
"That may be one reason why the film, while acclaimed and a decent box-office hit, was more admired than adored."
Well, I "adored" it.
Half-hour video exploring the scene where Duvall pronounces his classic "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smell like [shudder] . . . victory."
The Rock, In the Heat of the Night, and others.
Of the ones on this list I've seen, I heartily endorse Patton, Gettysburg--Jeff Daniels and the 20th Maine fixing bayonets and charging down Little Round Top is as exhilarating a movie scene as I've ever seen (I was raised in the North)--and Zero Dark Thirty.