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Five Life Lessons From High School Movies

1) “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez)
THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)

2) “If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn’t be a human being. You’d be a game-show host.” – Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder)
HEATHERS (1989)

3) “Just because you’re beautiful doesn’t mean you can treat people like they don’t matter.” – Cameron James (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999)

4) “Calling somebody else fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter… All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you.” – Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan)
MEAN GIRLS (2004)

5) “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick)
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

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Caution! Could be spoiler-y!

A few random comments about Prince of Persia: Sands of Time – in honor of its being released on DVD today. :throws confetti:

* The scene where a young boy charges into the street, causing a guard to be thrown from his horse mimicked a scene from Disney’s “Aladdin.”

* When Dastan and Tamina are escaping from Sheik Amar, why didn’t Seso throw a knife to kill him or them? He could certainly reach through the gate that was blocking their path.

* When it seemed Dastan was going to have to give Tamina up, there was an element of the Angel episode, “I Will Remember You.”

* As one reviewer pointed out, Tamina does get the worst lines. Plus, she frequently comes across as spoiled… or maybe she’s supposed to. :shrug:

* Plus, Tamina can face down the leader of the group who just invaded her city, but she screams at being mildly manhandled while posing as a waitress?

* The scene where the assassins – oh, excuse me, Hassansins(sp?) – are practicing in their lair/hideout is sort of funny. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve obviously got mad skillz, but they’re really just showing off at that point. “Look how easily I decapitate this dummy, who can’t move or fight back! FEAR ME!”  😆

favorite Clueless movie scene

Posted: September 7, 2010 in favorite-scenes, Movies

In the movie Clueless, in one scene, the teenaged main character realizes that she has a crush on a guy who works for her dad. After she realizes this, when he is around, she is so aware of him that she can’t laugh and joke around with him like she did before. Instead, she sits self-consciously on the edge of her seat, not able to look at him.

I think the previous scene does a very good job of depicting the agony and the ecstasy (such as it were) of a crush: you long to be around the person, but when you are, you want so much to be liked in return that you feel very awkward. (I’ve visualized this scene several times when I’ve suddenly found myself feeling attracted to someone.)

Originally Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:58 pm