I still love Clueless and think it’s the best adaptation of Emma ever!
We were delighted and bemused to see several articles celebrating the 18th anniversary of the release of Clueless (which, as apparently some people don’t know, is really a fairly faithful adaptation of Emma, though set in 1990s Beverly Hills). We have loved Clueless from the first time we saw it, mostly delighted with its intelligence and humor and Amy Heckerling’s obvious affection for Emma. We don’t think she could have done such a masterful job of adapting the novel for a modern audience if she didn’t love it; or at least she respected the heck out of it, which is good enough for us.
We re-watched the film last night, and realized the film is not just amusing but educational. Herewith, Things We Learned From Clueless:
- It does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.
- Tolerance is always a good lesson, even when it comes from nowhere.
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