Narrated by former cult teen star Fairuza Balk, this collage-film places Hollywood high schools under the microscope, through archive footage from more than 200 American high school movies.
The romance between cinema and adolescence started to take shape during the ‘50s, at some point between Marlon Brando, James Dean and Bill Halley. In the ‘80s, it gained some unprecedented strength thanks to John Hughes, who stood away from Porky’s-style products in order to more skillfully sketch a stronger profile of modern youth. What followed was an overabundance of features starring/for/about teenagers that summarize the different aspects of young cinema: first loves, social differences, sexuality and the ever-present teenage angst. Filled with archetypes, it is a genre with its own rules, which Charlie Lyne studies in this feature populated by images from more than 200 films, narrated by Fairuza Balk and with some potent music by Summer Camp. A must-see for lovers of the genre. PC
D, F, DA: Charlie Lyne M: Summer Camp P: Charlie Lyne, Billy Boyd Cape, Anthony Ing PE: Louis Bhose, Miles Haughton, Oliver Levy, Fred Macpherson, Sue Odell CP: Beyond Clueless Limited I: Fairuza Balk
Charlie Lyne T +44 7913 207 949 E firstname.lastname@example.org W charlielyne.com ~ beyondclueless.co.uk
He was born in 1991 and lives in London. He works as a journalist for The Guardian, and directed a short film and three documentary features.