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Fast Times Returns to Theaters

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Fast Times At Ridgemont High returns to the big screen at CineMark Theaters on Sunday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 22nd. This is in conjunction with their Classic Series with showings scheduled across the United States. Other films being screened include The Princess Bride, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Big, Groundhog Day and Sleepless in Seattle. Tickets and a list of theaters are available over at their site.

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Jan 17, 2014

Fast Times in London

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“Stoner Buds” – Anthony Edwards & Eric Stoltz

The Prince Charles Cinema in London, England continues their recent showing of Cameron’s films with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The film will be shown on Sunday, October 6th. More info and tickets can be purchased on their official site. Give us a shout and send us some pics if you’re able to attend.

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Oct 4, 2013

Fun With Blu-ray Covers

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I always get a kick out of the wide variety of Blu-ray covers from around the world…

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Apr 3, 2013

Fast Times Celebrates 30 Years

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We asked Cameron to share a few words about the 30th anniversary of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. It was released in theaters on August 13, 1982.

On the last day of filming Fast Times at Ridgemont High there were high-fives and happy/sad goodbyes.  Amy Heckerling had powered through a tough schedule, and we’d snuck the movie through the studio system, in no small part thanks to our fiercely funny and protective producer Art Linson.   Sean Penn, who’d been in character the entire filming, arrived in a brown corduroy jacket and introduced himself.  “I’m Sean,” he announced.  We all felt instantly nostalgic for the blonde stoner we’d known and called Jeff for the previous three months.  I looked around, and saw one of the red trash cans that had followed us from location to location, from the Sherman Oaks mall to Van Nuys High.  It’s been in my writing room ever since.  Happy 30th Anniversary… and thanks to all the cast, crew and fine friends we still have from those bitchin’ summer days of not so long ago….

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Aug 13, 2012

A Non-Saccharin Take on We Bought A Zoo…

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Kim Masters profiles and interviews Cameron for the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to talking about We Bought A Zoo in-depth, topics include Elizabethtown, the out of print Fast Times book (again), My Name is Marvin, his five favorite films and much more. Head over there to read it all, but here’s a taste (the track listing of the infamous mix CD that Cameron made for Matt Damon).

  1. Save It for Later … Pete Townshend
  2. I’m Open (Live) … Eddie Vedder
  3. War of Man (Live)  … Neil Young
  4. Soul Boy … The Blue Nile
  5. Mohammed’s Radio … Jackson Browne
  6. Sanganichi … Shugo Tokumaru
  7. Airline to Heaven … Wilco
  8. Buckets of Rain … Bob Dylan
  9. The Heart of the Matter (Live) … Don Henley
  10. I Will Be There When You Die … My Morning Jacket
  11. Ain’t No Sunshine … Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  12. Child of the Moon … Rolling Stones
  13. If I Am a Stranger … Ryan Adams
  14. Concrete Sky … Beth Orton
  15. Helpless (Live) … Neil Young
  16. Don’t Be Shy (no piano) … Cat Stevens
  17. Nerstrand Woods … Mark Olson And The Creekdippers
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Nov 22, 2011

Crowe’s Nest: Fast Times Reunion Pic, Peter Bart, John Michael Higgins

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The Crowe’s Nest is a collection of random tidbits, etc. in one blog post. Here’s the latest:

  • In case you missed the Fast Times reunion at the Guys Choice awards on Spike TV, here’s a pic. Pictured above is (L to R) Brian Backer, Robert Romanus, Sean Penn and Judge Reinhold. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a picture that also included attendees, director Amy Heckerling and Forest Whitaker all in the same shot…
  • If you want to learn a bit more about writer, producer Peter Bart (who Cameron recently did a Q & A with at the Harold & Maude anniversary screening), you might want to check out this interview over at Culture Map Houston.
  • New York Magazine interviews actor John Michael Higgins. Among the topics was his musical experience on the set of We Bought a Zoo. Here’s what he said:

Did you sing with Justin Timberlake on the set of Bad Teacher, or Scarlett Johansson on We Bought a Zoo, which you also have out this year?
Justin is a professional; I would never dare to sing in front of him! Although Jason Segel and I definitely crossed paths, and he’s a good singer. And Cameron [Diaz] and I would dance a bit, off-camera. We were always doing silly things half the time. We Bought a Zoo was a more musical set. Scarlett loves to sing — she’s like a Mynah bird, she can imitate anyone — so every now and then, we’d get a good pop vocal going on. We’d make up a lot of stupid songs, joke songs, like a little piece Scarlett would write to sing to Matt [Damon] and he would sing something back. Nothing serious. And that’s how we communicated. Scarlett would sing, “It’s a really hot day,” or “I’m hungry for lunch.”

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Jun 29, 2011

Press On!

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After many, many hours of reformatting, the Press section of the site is back for your reading pleasure. I just want to make a few things clear before you dig in. The objective here is not to be self-congratulatory in any way. I look at these 200+ interviews with Cameron as a time capsule. What was going on at that time, his thought process making these films, etc. Sure, some of the questions are redundant (What happened with the casting of (insert name)?, pop culture catch phrases and so on…). However, you’ll find many questions that are insightful and if you dig, some great gems that you might not have known.

For example, Cameron was talking about Singles (set in Phoenix) as far back as 1984 or Cameron’s Dad providing ideas/life lessons for the Fast Times book through the guise of Mr. Hand. Those are just a few, there’s many more including the legendary Ricky Fedora… So sit back, relax and explore…

 

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Apr 13, 2011

“Ridgemont” High: 30-Year Class Reunion

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The San Diego Union Tribune takes a fun look back at the recent 30-year class reunion at Clairemont High. Of course, this is the high school that Cameron “attended” for his book (and the eventual film) Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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Dec 1, 2009

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black