The filmmaker adapted his 1981 book of the same name for the big screen and the teen movie, directed by Amy Heckerling and starring Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh, was released in the U.S. on 13 August, 1982.
Thirty years later, Crowe has revisited his work and paid tribute to everyone who helped to make his first screenwriting effort an underground success in a touching note posted on fansite TheUncool.com on Monday (13Aug12).
Crowe's message reads: "On the last day of filming Fast Times at Ridgemont High there were high-fives and happy/sad goodbyes. Amy Heckerling had powered through a tough schedule, and we'd snuck the movie through the studio system, in no small part thanks to our fiercely funny and protective producer Art Linson.
Continue reading: Cameron Crowe Marks 30th Anniversary Of Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Sean Penn will reunite with his Fast Times at Ridgemont High castmates and director on Saturday (04Jun11) when the high school comedy is inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards.
Penn, who played stoner icon Jeff Spicoli in the 1982 film, will reportedly join co-stars Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer and Forest Whitaker, and director Amy Heckerling at the event in Los Angeles, according to EW.com.
Robert De Niro will present the cast with trophies.
Beloved Los Angeles sportscaster Stu Nahan, who played himself in the films Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Rocky has died. He was 81.
Nahan started his sporting career as a goalkeeper for ice hockey teams the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Monarchs before switching to broadcasting in the mid 1950s.
He famously interviewed Sean Penn's stoner character Jeff Spicoli in a dream sequence in cult film Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Cult movie The Breakfast Club has topped a new US poll of the 50 Best High School Movies.
The 1985 JOHN HUGHES detention film, which starred Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Judd Nelson, beat Sean Penn's big break in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and 1993's DAZED + CONFUSED to claim the top spot in the Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Ringwald is still Hollywood's favourite Prom Queen - she stars in three of the 50 films on the high school list.
The top 10 is:
1. THE BREAKFAST CLUB
2. FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
3. DAZED + CONFUSED
4. Rebel Without a Cause
6. American Graffiti
8. Boyz n the Hood
10. FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.
Basketball documentary Hoop Dreams, Christmas classic MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and footage of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake are among the 25 new entries into America's National Film Registry.
Every year the Library of Congress names a group of "significant movies" which they preserve in the National Film Registry.
As well as those named above, Librarian of Congress JAMES BILLINGTON has also announced the induction of Buster Keaton film THE CAMERAMAN, Toy Story, The French Connection, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and GIANT.
Continue reading: Top Movie Classics Added To America's National Film Registry
In 1999, Penn famously declared, "Nic Cage is no longer an actor. He's more like a performer", after Cage appeared in several blockbusters movies, including FACE/OFF and Con Air, over gritty, low-budget dramas.
In reflection, Cage admits he has no hard feelings towards Penn and is open to both bad and good movies on his filmography.
Continue reading: Cage Forgives Penn For 'Not An Actor' Remark
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