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  HD DVD Review: Fast Times at Ridgemont High | High-Def Digest
No, nothing that happens in 'Fast Times' is, in hindsight, all that dramatic, but then that's the beauty of high school -- at the time a pimple seems of monumental importance.
All 'Fast Times' does is observe the mundane realities of being a teenager with great sensitivity and humor, which is why it remains so universal and resonant.
As you 'Fast Times' scholars know, Crowe was originally hired to write an article on the state of the American high schooler, circa 1980, for Rolling Stone magazine.
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  Fast Times at Ridgemont High - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American teen film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe (who wrote both the screenplay and a book of the same name which inspired the movie).
Fast Times was filmed in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles (although it is never explicitly mentioned as such in the film), and many people identify the movie with that area and the teen culture that existed there, or was perceived to exist there, in the early 1980s.
Fast Times is one of two Cameron Crowe films that feature a song by Led Zeppelin; the other is Almost Famous.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
This film, which meticulously catalogues the behavior of high school students circa 1980, was assembled by and starred unknowns, nearly all of whom went on to have substantial careers.
She is still working, and is still considered competent by the industry, but she never lived up to the high promise she demonstrated with Fast Times when she was only 28, although she had another solid success with Clueless in 1995.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of the absolute classic teen films in the vein of Animal House, American Graffiti, American Pie, etc. It features Sean Penn's most recognizable character, and arguably his best performance.
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 Cast of Fast Times at Ridgemont High
After Fast Times, he starred in the critically acclaimed Racing with the Moon and put in an awe-inspiring performance in The Falcon and the Snowman before making the biggest splash of all with his 1985 wedding to singer Madonna.
At the time the two were media sensations, even more so when Sean punched out a photographer who was trying to capture the two of them on camera soon after their wedding.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High was the role that got him noticed, however, and Judge was soon acting in a series of films that included the 1994 hit Gremlins.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High at NoFace for Film
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of those classic, high school comedy films that everyone and their brother says you absolutely must watch.
Fast Times follows a whole school year in the lives of a group of fun-loving high Southern California school students.
Brad (Reinhold) is living the high schooler’s dream: he’s a senior with a cool car, an all-star athlete, has a steady job at All American Burger, and a great girlfriend.
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 DVDFILE.COM: Fast Times at Ridgemont High review
Easily the defining teen movie of the early 80's, if not the entire decade, Fast Times At Ridgemont High was not only a commercial and critical success in 1982, but heralded the arrival of a host of major talents both behind and in front of the camera.
Fast Times was probably the first example of a presold soundtrack released weeks before the film even opened, featuring then-hot bands including The Cars, Stevie Nicks, Billy Squire, The Go-Go's, Oingo Boingo and many more.
With Fast Times, documentarian JM Kenney, who wrote, produced and directed the documentary, has done a very good job coaxing memories out of the cast, despite the fact that there didn't seem to be too much behind-the-scenes footage to intersperse amid the interviews.
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 zingmagazine | zingmagazine5 | reviews | fast times at ridgemont high
Even though I am all grown-up now and look back at that time in my life with a mixture of romantic nostalgia and a cringing dread, I was curious enough to attend a one-night showing of Fast Times at Ridgemont High at Radio City Music Hall.
Her look and image--sleek, cool, fresh, and knowing--was a construction meant to fulfill some sort of promise of adulthood, of older men, of sexual fantasy, but ultimately was only a grand façade meant to mask her own feelings of fear and insecurity about growing up.
Brad Hamilton (Judge Reinhold) sought the allure of a sleek ride and hurried towards adult responsibility, trying to find the man behind the fast-food counter, until he realized that being the man did not mean donning a pirate's attire in a fish-fry restaurant, but meant supporting his sister when she needed it most.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Special Edition (1982)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High, directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless), is simply a modern cult classic.
With all this talent behind it, no wonder Fast Times At Ridgemont High is as honest, fresh and funny as it was a generation ago.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
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 DVD Times - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (released in UK cinemas as simply Fast Times though subsequent releases, including this DVD, have reverted to the full title) is an ensemble piece.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a witness for the defence.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a good film though not a great one, with a strong cast, many of whom went on to better things.
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 Phoebe Cates - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She achieved icon status in the early 1980s for her role in the teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, in which she stripped off her bikini top in a slow-motion fantasy sequence.
The film was an ensemble comedy written and directed by Scottish actor Alan Cumming and Cates' real-life best friend of the past 25 years, Fast Times at Ridgemont High co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, and in it Cates played, fittingly enough, a Hollywood actress who has retired from acting to be a full-time mother.
The song contains lyrics such as "I'm looking for a fast time, Watching out for bright lights, Send me off to private school, When I'm with you it's paradise." This is a play on words containing four of her movie titles.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High / Dazed & Confused (Widescreen) - Wal-Mart
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At this time, delivery is limited to street addresses in the 48 contiguous states.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Since he was at that magic age of 22 at the time, legally an adult but not too far removed from high school, he had a great perspective of those around him.
Since Crowe spent some of his high school years touring with rock bands for Rolling Stone, perhaps he was trying to get back some of the high school experiences he missed.
She uses an extremely fast pace here, you have to hang on to your seat, the scenes change as often and as fast as a teenager changes their mind.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Author Cameron Crowe based Fast Times at Ridgemont High on his real-life observations when he returned to high school at the age of 22.
The resulting movie about life in a California High School was probably single-handedly responsible for popularising the expression "Totally awesome" and the term "Dude".
Spicoli may have been bordering on illiterate, but he was so cool that he had pizza delivered to him in class - This apparently spawned an epidemic of US high school kids trying to emulate their hero (or perhaps that was wishful thinking on the part of Domino's).
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982): Reviews
Amy Heckerling's chronicle of a year in life of a group of teenagers at a Southern Calfornia high school in the 1970s is based on Cameron Crowe's undercover experiences and has clearly set the bar for all teen comedies to shoot for.
Perfectly capturing the zeitgeist of American high school life in the '80s, complete with a Rubik's cube reference, the funny and occasionally harsh Fast Times, with all due apologies to John Hughes and Mickey Rooney, may be the greatest teen movie ever made (even though Cates was the only real teen).
I caught Fast Times again just last year on tv and managed to tape it (for reminiscences sake, if nothing else) I watched it a couple of days later...and what a let down when I realised that this film is....really....only average.
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 ArcLightCinemas.com - * Director Amy Heckerling & Producer Art Linson Q&A Following "Fast Times at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He decided it would be cool to see if he could pass for a high school student so he could infiltrate the student body as a fellow student.
FAST TIMES also marked the feature debut of director Amy Heckerling, who began her career as a student at NYU’s film school.
As it did with so many other people associated with the film, FAST TIMES kicked her career into high gear where she subsequently wrote and directed the hit comedies LOOK WHO’S TALKING I and II and CLUELESS, which she successfully adapted for television where it enjoyed a three season run.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Fast Times is a serious movie, it is no laugh fest from beginning to end, this will appeal to many to have a side of seriousness with the main comedy course, but to others it may just frustrate.
Rathbone was known as "the rat" in high school, and was initially extremely upset at the portrayal of his character.
In the Ridgemont High book, it was actually Ratner who ordered the pizza, but when the film was being made, they decided it was cooler if Spicoli did it.
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 Amazon.com: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Collector's Edition) (High School Reunion Collection): DVD: Sean ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High is Cameron Crowe's first foray into the movie industry.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of them, and is notable for the fact alone that it helped launch the careers of many future stars and even Oscar winners.
More a mosaic of high school as opposed to a plot driven production the heart of the story is Stacy (Leigh) who is on a quest for sexual enlightenment and a little bit of romance.
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 E! Online - Features - Film School - "Comedy 101" - Class Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), adapted by Cameron Crowe from his own novel, is the rare movie about high school that gets it right.
Thanks to Crowe's research--he'd gone back to high school posing as a student in order to write a book on the subject--the students actually look and talk like real people, albeit very funny real people.
In the DVD commentary, Heckerling states, "I was trying to make sex scary and uncomfortable." She accomplishes that: Not only does Stacy tell Phoebe Cates' character the sex hurt, but soon we see that the high school boys are now afraid of her.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
What still surprises me from seeing Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 20+ years after the fact, is how impressive the casting for the film was.
The film has become essential viewing material for those entering the world that is high school, and directed to perfection by Amy Heckerling (Clueless), Fast Times at Ridgemont High finally arrived to DVD in a pretty affordable package from Universal.
In other extras, the Hangouts of Ridgemont High is an interactive video look into the sites of the film then, where they were actually located, and what became of them in the decades since.
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  Somebody's Baby: The Fast Times at Ridgemont High Fanlisting        (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Directed by Amy Heckerling, Fast Times at Ridgemont High was initially lumped into the same catagory as the gross-out teen sex comedy Porky's.
The film is am ensamble character study which follows a group of California high school students through a year at Ridgemont High School.
Fun Fact:Fast Times at Ridgemont High is based upon Cameron Crowe's book of the same name - he spent a year at Clairemont High School in San Diego posing as a student.
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 Salon.com ent | "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," screenwriter Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling, both working on their first film, accomplished several interesting things.
For one, they made what is indubitably a classic of the genre, with both characters (notably Sean Penn as the stoner Jeff Spicoli) and comic set pieces (notably Judge Reinhold's masturbation interruptus scene) becoming the requisite touchstones for a generation.
"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" is about a lot of things -- sex isn't always hot, sometimes it burns you anyway, life's not fair.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High, cast, characters, Mr. Hand, Jeff Spicoli, Spicolli, Brian Backer
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, cast, characters, Mr.
Charles is the oldest looking High School student in the film.
This is Brad's boss at a fast food job.
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 Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
One of his assignments for that esteemed tome was to go back to school and pose as a student, capturing all the trials and tribulations of campus life for a year.
Stacy's brother, high school senior Brad Hamilton (Judge Reinhold) is super-confident, owns a great car, has a great job at the best hamburger place in town, and has a gorgeous girlfriend to boot.
Rather than having the 24 frames/second of film being telecined to high definition video which in turn is used to produce both NTSC and PAL transfers, it would appear that the Region 1 NTSC master has been used to produce the PAL version.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This movie being a high school movie evolving around teenagers, though made in the 80's, contained all the elements that a horny teenage movie would have – topless women, pot smoking, masturbation, cheating on tests, virginity losing and all that sex talk and quite obviously teen pregnancy!!!
However they were not extensively used unnecessarily with the intention to make people laugh – they were used at the right time and were very funny.
This was a great teenager movie – and for people who just love high school movies – this movie should next on their lit.
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 Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Whatever happened to my sister Eileen?
Among other things I discovered that Ridgemont was really Clairmont High in San Diego, that Crowe hadn't gone to their 10th reunion and probably wouldn't go to their 20th, and that (not entirely unexpected) some of the kids portrayed in the movie weren't very happy about it.
What makes the web exciting are the small sites (The Fast Times site has gotten only about 13,000 visitors in the last year) that cater to a unique audience.
But putting the history of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" online is a killer app (for perhaps a dozen people) because it could never be supported in traditional media.
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