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Easy a

  1. 1. Easy A
  2. 2. About the film ‘Easy A’ • Directed by: Will Gluck • Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes,Thomas Haden Church, Patricia Clarkson, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow • Distributed by: Screen Gems • Released: September 17th 2010 • Running time: 92 minutes
  3. 3. What the film is about Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film written by Bert V. Royal, directed by Will Gluck, and starring Emma Stone. The screenplay was partly inspired by the novel ’The Scarlet Letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The film was shot at Screen Gems studios and in California. Screen Gems distributed with a release on September 17, 2010. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc December 21, 2010. The film was met with positive reviews, and was a huge financial success.
  4. 4. How is it postmodern? This one isn’t as well known as a postmodern film but it’s got some great postmodern elements in that I thought were worth mentioning. The best one by far is the reference to Can’t Buy Me Love, a well known 80′s romcom with Patrick Dempsey. In it there’s quite a famous scene where Dempsey‘s character stands on his ride-on lawn mower under the window of the object of his affections with a pair of speakers to play her a song and get her attention. In Easy A they replicate this scene and Emma Stone‘s character talks a lot about various rom com films.
  5. 5. Olive (Emma Stone) jokes about having some integrity because she watched the original movie of ‘The Scarlett letter’, but her English teacher Mr. Griffith (Thomas Haden Church) knows that she's read the book. Once Olive accidentally launches a rumour that she's slept with a college student the previous weekend (even though she hasn't), soon, thanks in part to the speed of texting, everyone on campus knows about it. When she stokes the rumour mill by pretending to sleep with a gay friend Brandon (Dan Byrd) so that he can avoid getting beaten up every day, she decides to embrace her shame, as it were, by sewing a red A on the front of a black bustier and strutting around campus flaunting her new reputation. (She also wears black Wayfarers, aligning her newfound bad name with Madonna in her seminal video "Lucky Star.")
  6. 6. • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=dFrQVn4ujEY
  7. 7. Mean Girls (2004). Another witty, well-written film that comes to mind in part because Emma Stone closely resembles Lindsay Lohan. Both movies feature a highly marginalized heroine who looks around for a way to stand out in a new high school, only in this case a group of "Plastics" is the source of all the friction instead of a Christian group run by Amanda Bynes (Marianne). Both films feature unusually sympathetic adults, with Tina Fey playing the "cool" teacher as Church does in this film.
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