Amy Heckerling’s Closet Picks

Inside Criterion / Closet Picks — Apr 3, 2017


Best known for her generation-defining hits Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless, writer-director Amy Heckerling left an indelible mark on the teen-comedy genre in the eighties and nineties with her whip-smart dialogue and affectionately satirical approach to pop culture. While she was in New York last year for the Metrograph theater’s celebration of her three-decade career, she stopped by the Criterion office to chat with us about her early days as a struggling filmmaker and the formative influences that have shaped her work. That conversation continued in our closet, where she delved into some of her favorite films in the collection, ranging from silent comedy classics to post–World War II dramas.