Fast Times At Ridgemont High by Cameron CroweThis is a true story. In the fall of 1979 Cameron Crowe at 22 years of age walked into the office of Principal William Grays office and asked permission to attend classes for the full length of the school year to research a book he was to write of his experiences inside the walls of Ridgemont High and Redondo Beach, California. This is the day-by-day journal of horny and wasted semi-blank adults who dont know a thing about their future.
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As many of you may or may not know, the movie Almost Famous was autobiographical. Turns out that its director, Cameron Crowe, started his journalistic work at the age of 13, graduated high school by the age of 15, and was in fact working with Lester Bangs and Ben-Fong Torres of Rolling Stone. The story goes something like this. At the age of 22, Crowe came up with the idea to pose undercover as a high school student and write about his experiences. Reliving the senior year he never had, he made friends and began to fit in. Though he initially planned to include himself in the book, he realized that it would jeopardize his ability to capture the true essence of the high school experience.
In the film, Jennifer Jason Leigh's year-old character gets an abortion. In the movie, year-old high school student Stacy played by Jennifer Jason Leigh , begins the school year as a virgin, before being impregnated by classmate Mike Damone. She then gets an abortion, and the movie treats the subplot with little fanfare and no judgement — a decision that Crowe attributes to director Amy Heckerling. This is life. It meant a lot when she did it at the time, and it still means a lot. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.
Among the early difficulties the production encountered was finding a director for the comedy, which also featured future best actor Oscar winners Forest Whitaker and Nicolas Cage — billed as Nicolas Coppola — as well as Eric Stoltz and Anthony Edwards. We met again. He was very, very sweet about it, but slightly perplexed we thought of him.
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Item : We're sorry, this item has been sold. Fast Times at Ridgemont High. New York: Simon and Schuster, Octavo, original half tan cloth, original dust jacket. Already a seasoned journalist for Rolling Stone at the age of 22, Cameron Crowe posed for a year as a high school student at Clairemont High School in California the name was changed for the book and movie to protect the innocent, along with the not-so-innocent , gathering material for Fast Times at Ridgemont High.