FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) v. CLUELESS (1995) | Four Seasons of Film Podcast | Ep. 338
It’s a High School double feature! Nate argues for the merits of CLUELESS (1995) as Andy defends Jeff Spicoli until his last dying breath. This episode is sponsored by Philz Coffee.
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00:40 Start of Show
02:29 High School Movies
03:10 Summer School (1987)
03:55 Carl Reiner
04:28 Andy’s favorite high school movies
05:56 Everyone knew a Spicoli
06:45 Cameron Crowe and how he wrote Fast Times
07:20 The Pheobe Cates Scene
08:25 Sexual Themes in Fast Times and why Andy watched the movie when he was younger
10:25 Andy keeps Nathan talking about Fast Times
11:10 Nate says Clueless may be more classic
11:56 How many times can they say Clueless in the movie?
12:55 Casting 20-year-olds as high school students
13:36 Both Movies are about class systems
15:55 High school movies have evolved over the years
17:25 Why does everyone love Spicoli
18:50 Which movie is better?
19:30 Fast Times and how they handled the tough situations
20:45 Clueless is funnier and better written
21:25 Amy Heckerling and going down the comparison chart
25:20 Andy’s top High School movie
26:10 Rock’n Roll High School (1979)
26:45 Porky’s (1981)
28:00 Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
29:42 Project X (2012)
30:35 Why Nate and Andy don’t like watching movies together
32:00 Spicoli vs. The Dude
33:50 Strong Female lead in Clueless
34:30 Andy loves Paul Rudd and doesn’t like Timothée Chalamet
36:30 Better Soundtrack?
37:20 Sean Penn reflecting on playing Spicoli