David Aames takes all he has for granted; his wealth, his inherited publishing company, his good looks – his relationships. Especially his relationships. It catches up to him when a friend/sometimes sex-partner can’t see their relationship the way he sees it. From that point, the movie takes a Lynchian twist that ultimately and literally pulls us into Aames’ tortured psyche. —IMDb
The eclectic career of Cameron Crowe has encompassed a wide variety of occupations, including journalism, writing liner notes for albums and filmmaking. As a teenager, the California native began writing freelance pieces for such publications as Playboy and Creem. By age 16, Crowe was on the staff of Rolling Stone, profiling such artists as Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Neil Young and Kris Kristofferson. He made as “undercover” return to high school in 1979 to research a book on teen life. The result, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, was optioned by Universal Studios before it hit the bookstores and Crowe was hired to write the screenplay adaptation. Amy Heckerling’s 1982 film version was an honest and entertaining evocation of suburban high school culture and remains vastly superior to the slew of similar teen films (including Crowe’s sophomore scripting effort 1984’s “The Wild Life”) that followed in its wake. “Fast Times” is also notable for its impressive cast, including Judge Reinhold… read more
Crucial elements essential to a good psychological thriller are severely fumbled here. Most damningly, the magic plot device which ties everything together isn't developed until AFTER the audience is told it is being used. This makes it impossible for the viewer to solve the mystery before the film allows... instead of fooling the audience the film cheats them.
An interview with Christian Broutin, designer of the celebrated poster for Jules and Jim as well as 100 other posters.
It begins with sweeping overhead shots of a New York City slowly succumbing to the chill of late fall. As the camera moves closer, it seems to blink and on the soundtrack we hear the first dialog of… read review
I’m not sure how one could possibly dislike a film as much as DAVE A apparently does this, but even still, I feel that this is a good production for what it is. It may not be the greatest movie ever… read review