Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Love

With six days left till 2011 i have decided to (completely irrelevantly) speak of my new found love; for the 1990's. Specifically 1990's films. By films i mean '10 things i hate about you' and 'Clueless'. Both are adoptions of famous stories. '10 things i hate about you' is based on Shakespeare's arguably most misogynistic play 'The taming of the Shrew' and 'Clueless' is based on Jane Austen's 'Emma'. I've read 'Pride and Prejudice' which, after much persistence through the first third of the book, i enjoyed thoroughly. After recently watching 'Clueless' i think i might give 'Emma' another go.

Matchmakers Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow) photo courtesy Zap2it

Clueless poster (courtesy

One of my favourite parts:
Murray: Woman, lend me fi' dollas.
Dionne: Murray, I have asked you repeatedly not to call me "woman."
M: Excuse me, Ms. Dionne.
D: Thank you.
M: Street slang is an increasingly valid form of expression. Most of the feminine pronouns do have mocking but not necessarily misogynistic undertones.
Tai: Wow, you guys talk like grown-ups.
Cher: Oh, well, this is a really good school.

Oh the joys of the 90's!


  1. 90´s films are soo gorgeous! i like them!

    Nici from

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