I follow you already, so I promise I will read your posts (and watch your GLORIOUS basset hound videos) anyway. Please stop “paying to pin”. If no one does it, it will go away.
PS: Hey Mohney, remember when you said your team was going to hire some writers? That’s what you should be pinning to everyone’s dash. Pin to pay.
PPS: As irritated as I am, I’m not unfollowing. THIS TOO SHALL PASS.
PPPS: I STILL LOVE YOU ALL.
If you know me, you know that my favorite movie is Heathers and that I’ve seen it about 100 times (that’s low-balling). My friends and I were the Heathers (and Veronica) for Halloween 2009 (pictured above), and I even read the script for the alternate ending from the 20th Anniversary Edition. So when I heard about this book, Deep Focus: Heathers, I immediately went to Amazon and ordered it. Soft Skull Press’s “Deep Focus” series is like 33 1/3 but for films and includes such masterpieces as Lethal Weapon, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training and They Live (written by Jonathan Lethem!). Check out this description:
In 1989, Michael Lehmann’s black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes’ more popular fare with darkness and death. Launching the careers of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, Heathers became a cult classic, ranking #5 on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 50 Best High School Movies and inspiring hoards of teen films that vastly overshadow its fame but lack its acid wit, moral complexity, and undeniable emotional punch.
John Ross Bowie blends captivating memoir with astute analysis, tracing the rebel-teen mythology that links Columbine, heavy metal and The Catcher in the Rye. With help from Lehmann, screenwriter Daniel Waters, and members of the cast, Bowie thoroughly unpacks the film’s peculiar resonance. Brilliant riffs on the etymology of its teen slang, the implications of its title, and its visual debt to Stanley Kubrick show how Heathers—for all its audacious absurdity—speaks volumes about the realities of high school and of life itself.
Sign me up! I just hope I get it by this Friday so I don’t have to wait too long before listening to Julie Klausner’s* in-depth discussion and interview with author John Ross Bowie on her next podcast…
Also, isn’t this cover the best?
Yes!!! Please do your homework this week and buy/read John’s book and rewatch Heathers before I have him on this week’s podcast. It is such a great interview, and his book is very.
As a Heather, I fully endorse this message. (And I’m filing this away as a future group Hallowe’en costume!)
PAGING JULIE KLAUSNER! We’ve found your epitaph! Maybe it can be laser-etched right right into the fancy granite!
“But don’t expect me to side with a bachelor soliciting sympathy for the burden of juggling women devoted to loving him. I will give that guy nothing.”
—Julie Klausner, I Don’t Care About Your Band
One of my fave tumblrs quotes a book from one of my fave tumblrs!