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Inside Cinema: Classic Lit to Teen Hit

Inside Cinema: Classic Lit to Teen Hit
Inside Cinema: Classic Lit to Teen Hit

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Year

2020

Duration

8 minutes

Genres

Documentary, Short Films

Language

English


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In 1995, Clueless broke the mould. Not only was it a fresh and funny portrayal of high school life – friendships, fashion, and family – but it did so by updating Jane Austen’s classic novel, Emma. Transposing the early 19th century setting of wealthy English families to an American high-school in the late 20th century and updating elements of the story introduced it to a modern-day audience. Not only was the film itself a hit, but it inspired a whole host of similar adaptations, from She’s All That (based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion) to three Shakespeare adaptations: 10 Things I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), Get Over It (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and She’s the Man (Twelfth Night), amongst others. In this short video essay, film critic Rhianna Dhillon explores this decade-long trend and its tropes.

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