Why is music important in Clueless and how is it used?

A soundtrack is essential to any movie, music is used in various ways by a director – to portray emotion, create and introduce relationships and to also make references to the time period. In Clueless music is mostly used to highlight the major motifs in the movie and reflect the attitudes of the teenage characters. … Read moreWhy is music important in Clueless and how is it used?

Emma and Clueless

Oftentimes, modern adaptation of a classic work loses many elements of the original. This is not the case with Jane Austen’s Emma and Amy Heckerling’s film adaptation, Clueless. The adaptation closely parallels the original text, from themes to characterization and even to cultural context. Both works explore the relationship between fathers and daughters, men and … Read moreEmma and Clueless

Not Quite a “Feminist Masterpiece”: Re-Assessing the Characters in ‘Clueless’

It has been 24 years since the official release of Clueless, the 90’s romantic comedy that is still loved by teenage girls now in 2018. In general, the action centers on best friends Cher and Dionne as they take new girl Tai under their wing. What began as a chick flick is now being viewed … Read moreNot Quite a “Feminist Masterpiece”: Re-Assessing the Characters in ‘Clueless’