As If!

As If! : The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew

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Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true love in the movie Clueless? As if! Written by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, Clueless is an enduring comedy classic that remains one of the most streamed movies on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes even twenty years after its release. Inspired by Jane Austen's Emma, Cluelessis an everlasting pop culture staple.

In the first book of its kind, Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the making of this iconic film using recollections and insights collected from key cast and crew members involved in the making of this endlessly quotable, ahead-of-its-time production. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Emma influenced Heckerling to write the script, how the stars were cast into each of their roles, what was involved in creating the costumes, sets, and soundtrack, and much more.

This wonderful twentieth anniversary commemoration includes never-before-seen photos, original call sheets, casting notes, and production diary extracts. With supplemental critical insights by the author and other notable movie experts about why Clueless continues to impact pop culture, As If!will leave fans new and old totally buggin' as they understand why this beloved film is timeless.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 25mm | 367g
  • Gallery
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 16 pg 4-C insert
  • 1476799083
  • 9781476799087
  • 346,789

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"It's one of those books we needed without realizing it: an oral history of the making of Clueless. . . . A treat for fans." * People * "For its 20th birthday, the 90s classic Clueless gets a hilarious-and comprehensive-oral history." * Entertainment Weekly (Must List selection) * "Chaney's homage does not disappoint. . . . [She] weaves a glittery web, one that's hard to walk away from once you're drawn in. . . . For us middle-aged Gen X-ers and our adolescent offspring who still watch Clueless at sleepovers, As If! is a must. In fact, it's phat! Which is high praise, indeed." * Washington Post * "In As If!, everyone involved with the picture is interviewed, giving fans a window into how the movie became a classic." * New York Post * "[Chaney] seems to have gotten just about everyone involved in Clueless to talk to her about the making of the movie. . . . The behind-the-scenes memories will thrill those who loved the movie, and Chaney makes a good case for its enduring influence." * Boston Globe * "This book is a must-read for every girl who ever considered buying a white Jeep in honor of Cher Horowitz." * The Zoe Report * "Chaney expertly peppers juicy details about the film's making . . . with honest celebrity insights." * Flavorpill * "Packed with awesome behind-the-scenes shots, old-fashioned Polaroids, and every factoid you'll ever need to know, the book should be a bible for 'Clueless' trivia contestants and uber-fans everywhere." * Refinery29 * "Chaney rounded up the cast, crew and other crucial Clueless players to spill behind-the-scenes secrets about the movie. All the juicy stories are in her new book." * Metro *
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About Jen Chaney

Jen Chaney has been a journalist for twenty years and has spent much of that time writing about movies, television, and popular culture. She currently writes reviews, feature stories, essays, and TV analyses for numerous publications, including New York magazine, The Washington Post, Esquire, Salon, and Chaney is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, and lives with her husband, son, and beagle just outside of Washington, DC.
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