Cinema: School Daze

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Directed by Amy Heckerling Screenplay by Cameron Crowe

CLASS OF 1984 Directed by Mark Lester Screenplay by Mark Lester, John Saxton and Tom Holland

In the nether reaches of some mystical land—call it California—there must be a high school that inspires the sort of shenanigans that pop up in just about every R-rated teen movie these days. Call it Contact High. There you will find no teachers, only agents; no exams, only screen tests; no graduation, only the picking up of options. The boys are feral carnivores out of The Blackboard Jungle; the girls are pert Circes out...

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