- Books

Heathers

Heathers What s your damage In Michael Lehmann s black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes popular fare with darkness and death Launching the care

  • Title: Heathers
  • Author: John Ross Bowie Sean Howe
  • ISBN: 9781593764067
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • What s your damage In 1989, Michael Lehmann s black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes 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 hoarWhat s your damage In 1989, Michael Lehmann s black comedy Heathers drew a line in the sand, rebuffing the sweetness and optimism of John Hughes 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.For the latest installment of Deep Focus, 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.

    • [PDF] Ô Free Download à Heathers : by John Ross Bowie Sean Howe ↠
      235 John Ross Bowie Sean Howe
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Ô Free Download à Heathers : by John Ross Bowie Sean Howe ↠
      Posted by:John Ross Bowie Sean Howe
      Published :2018-09-08T02:22:10+00:00

    1 thought on “Heathers

    1. I'm totally not pulling your dick. This is actually a great little book about Heathers—featuring personal reminiscences, scuttlebutt, critical theory, and a stupid, irrelevant two-page chapter by Amy Poehler wherein she just tries to promote herself. The screenwriter of Heathers (Dan Waters) actually grew up and went to high school in my hometown. I like that. It seems to validate the medium-grade misery of my own high school experience. Maybe South Bend, Indiana, offers the world a paragon of [...]

    2. I don't quite get how it's possible to write a dull book about such a clever movie.When it sticks with the basic facts, things like the character names or actor trivia, it's a passable enough read. But those bits are sandwiched between surface level critiques that range from obvious to painfully awkward.As an example, here's the author on Heather Chandler: "when she spits out, 'Fuck me gently with a chainsaw,' one has the distinct fear that she could handle it." Um, yeah. Sure.Worst of all are t [...]

    3. 3.5I think I've read too much media literature (the exact kind that John Ross Bowie describes as "freshman soc major") to look at this through a clear lens. What, a media analysis without racial, gender (okay, that was here) and other forms of critique? The audacity! It was okay. When he talked about how adults don't understand teen suicide and grief or interviews of how the movie was made, it was interesting. Some of the topics went into each other way too much instead of feeling more distinct, [...]

    4. This book has the same problem all the other overly self-consciously "clever" 33-1/3 series books do: they suck all the fun out of listening to an album or watching a movie, and convince you of little more than the fact that all critics are unaware, needy, self-involved douches. Seriously, about 40% of this book was John Ross Bowie's insipid recollections of high school in 80s Manhattan, coupled with page after page of agonizing about whether he should show "Heathers" to his toddler children. I [...]

    5. It was fun. Breezy. Quick. As a person who has seen Heathers exactly once (yeterday! It was awesome), I hadn't picked up on many of the details and symbols explored in this book. However, a person who has seen the movie multiple times and/or is just really smart and deep and scholarly probably wouldn't find the insights and analysis to be as interesting or meaningful. This isn't meant to be an extremely serious or enlightening read, I think. There is a not inconsiderable amount of memoir woven i [...]

    6. This is the first Deep Focus book I've read (they're like the 33 and 1/3 series for movies), and while it was semi-entertaining, it had some problems. The chapters kind of jumped all over the place, the author wasn't great at connecting his personal stories to what's in the movie, and it was pretty repetitive. I still enjoyed reading about his communications with the director and screenwriter and all the behind-the-scenes tales that accompanied that, but I feel like he could have spent more time [...]

    7. A somewhat disappointing installment in the Deep Focus series. John Ross Bowie spends most of the book attempting to defend his validity as a Heathers scholar by talking about all the ex-girlfriends he's had, and how some of them were named Heather, and how they gave him lots of insights into young womanhood. Bleh. Skip it and just watch the movie again -- you'll have far more intelligent thoughts on the topic than Bowie was able to muster.

    8. Heathers, part high school satire and part dark comedy, is one of my favorite films out there. Despite being specifically set in the Eighties, it's just as relevant today as it ever was. As far as info on the film itself goes, this book was alright, but it was little better detailed than a page. :-\

    9. I'd rather of learned more about the nittygritty of Heathers minutiae and less about the author's personal history with the movie but I'll bet most folks who read my book reviews feel the same way.

    10. Heathers By John Ross is a very malapropos genre. Veronica is a teenager that want's to have the life of being relevant and known to be popular, but she also want's to get respected, but her so called "friends" Heather, Heather, and Heather are the agony students that want's to help veronica become the dream girl that she wants to pre-vase like them. When veronica becomes friends with the Heathers she knows how far she become from her nature self, and realized how you don't actually get respecte [...]

    11. Chronicle's approach to film theory and criticism in this series is refreshing, and much of this edition is equally delightful. That being said, some of the overall editing of this edition is maddening and distracting: useless quotes assigned whole chapters, photos without captions, odd choices in photos selected, and far too much useless quoted material. You'll love the personal back story contextualization from the author at first, then become bored at the overextended analogy and self-indulge [...]

    12. Fun stuff here. A friend loaned me this one, because we both understand the awesomeness that is Heathers. This is a Deep Focus book, which is sort of the film criticism analogue to Continuum's 33 1/3 series (complete with cool packaging). Bowie incorporates personal narrative and user-friendly film analysis with interviews with director Mark Lehman, writer Daniel Waters, Amy Poehler, and two ex-girlfriends named Heather. Kinda reminded me of the first Girls Studies seminar discussion (Bowie's as [...]

    13. It may not have been the most insightful analysis of a film I ever read in my life, but it was okay and refreshingly different in its approach. What I liked best were the very personal parts at the beginning and end of the book, where the guy most of us know as "Barry Kripke" desribes his own high school experience and utters wishes for his children how they may cope with bullying and the likes.Would buy just about any other book by the author. If he should ever write one again.

    14. This is a quirky mixture and is thus, in its way, kind of appropriate for the film it explores. It isn't particularly scholarly but it is thoughtful. It is anecdotal, but not inappropriately so. It is highly personal but hits enough universal notes that it is accesible. I enjoyed remembering scenes, learning about the writing and filming, and getting other views of a movie that I remember connecting to. It was a quick read and pleasant enough. Certainly worth a look.

    15. It's been a long time since I've seen or thought about this film and I guess I never really thought of it as cutting edge. This collection of essays changed that perspective. Funny, insightful, irreverent, and nostalgia-inducing, this book makes me simultaneously wish for the "good old days" and reminds me why they weren't that good.

    16. Mega-navel gazing so far into a niche that it's hard to climb back out. It works and doesn't in equal measure. Still, I'm loving it.

    17. I wish I had written this book. I love the insights and irreverence Bowie brings to one of my all-time favorites.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *