There is something to be said for a movie that twenty years after its initial release, the reception it receives is warm, loving and reminds audiences why they loved it in the first place.
Clueless turned 20 this past summer. To celebrate and explore the impact of the film, journalist Jen Chaney interviewed members of the cast, the crew, director/screenwriter Amy Heckerling and others in her new book, As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew.
In taking readers behind the scenes of the making the film, Ms. Chaney explores the pathway from pre-production to filming to post production, the initial reviews and then ends the book with the legacy of the film. As a fan of both Clueless and Emma, I found this book to be fascinating and entertaining. This book is as endearing, warm, charming and entertaining as it’s subject.
I absolutely recommend it.