Episode 9: High School Comedies (post 1980), feat. Tyler Foster
FILL UP YOUR TRAPPER KEEPER AND RELIVE ALL THE ANGST, RAPTURE, HORMONES, AND HEARTBREAK OF HIGH SCHOOL...
Last month, Gabe was visited by special guest Tyler Foster (formerly of DVDTalk.com) and the two of them decided to take a look at the wide world of high school comedies – or at least the ones that were released after 1980. The original plan was to focus on Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Steve Rash’s Can’t Buy Me Love (1987), and Joseph Kahn’s Detention (2011, a film Tyler has been trying to force Gabe to watch forever), but their conversation grew beyond those borders, to include important films, unimportant films, the genre’s history, evolving traditions and clichés, important filmmakers, connections to other genres (horror in particular), and more. Because the discussion is so broad, there aren’t any good places to stick trailer clips this time.
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If you’d like, you can follow along with this list, which is the exact one Tyler and Gabe were working from while recording.
And check out Tyler’s old DVDTalk reviews right here.