Friday, November 09, 2007

Fast Times

Heeeeyyyyy buuuuuddd let’s party. In 1982, the American classic Fast Times At Ridgemont High was released and it has quickly grown into one of the most popular movies ever. It was a story chronicling the lives of California teenagers who were infatuated with the mall and sex. However, the film focused particularly on the lives of Spicoli and Stacy Hamilton. Spicoli is a burnout and is having trouble in school, especially in Mr. Hands U.S history class. Stacy Hamilton has been experiencing with sex and becomes pregnant. I’m not going to say by whom because you’ll have to watch to find out. Cameron’s main theme within the movie is the rise of the youth rebellion.
This absolutely was a distinct 1980’s movie. This was the time when Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Lee first broke into the movie scene. The fashion style of the girls in the movie is typical of the decade with all the accessories for example the scrunchies in the hair. Hairstyles portrayed for example Spicoli’s long shaggy hair and Stacy’s side ponytail were the popular hairstyles for the individual sexes. However, another feature of the movie making it distinctively 80’s is the theme, the youth rebellion. During the 1980’s especially in film, teenagers were now pushing the limits of their parents, which was never seen before in the movie industry.
There wasn’t really ever a dull moment because the comedy is hilarious throughout the entire movie thanks to Spicoli and his wicked funny one-liners. Not to mention it has one of the most famous movie scenes ever; when Linda steps out of the pool dripping wet, oh how dreamy. I really, really enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it if you’re in the mood to laugh hysterically. Actually now that I think about it, should be considered a crime not seeing this flick.

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