In this episode Sarah Behl is here to chat about coming of age, high school hijinks, and creepy older men as we discuss Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Dazed and Confused
Release: 1993
Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Afflack, Joey Lauren Adams, Rory Cochrane, Parker Posey

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Release: 1982
Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates

Ridgemont rating

I was right the first time. The full frontal was removed cuz the movie would have gotten an X rating.

Forest Whitaker in red track suit

Dazed and confused music budget

It is estimated that the budget for the film was $6.9 million and 1/6 of that was spent on music rights. That means they spent about $1.15 million on music alone.

Music References

Sarah and I made a few music references to songs that are in film. Below are the movie names, songs, and reference songs

Godzilla (1998) Puff Daddy sampled a Led Zeppelin song

Original – Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

Cover – Come With Me by Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin)

Wild Wild West 

So I realized something when looking up these 2 songs, there are additional songs that are sampled in each song.

In Kool Moe Dee’s song he samples the opening title music from “The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly”

In Will Smith’s version he samples 2 songs for his beat, of course Kool Moe Dee’s version of the song but also “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder

Original – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Title) by Ennio Morricone

Original – Wild Wild West by Kool Mo Dee

Original – I Wish by Stevie Wonder

Cover – Wild Wild West by Will Smith

Across the Universe

The film that came out in 2007 took inspiration from and utilized the songs of the Beetles. I have never gotten around to seeing it, no reason in particular, but now that it has been brought up, I will have to find it and have a look.

Forbidden Planet

The 1956 film is on any Sci-Fi lover’s must see film list. It is definitely the type of film that captures the imagination and makes you think. Also the poster art is AMAZING!

2 thoughts on “Episode 42 – Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High”

  1. it’s a random thing to obsess over but Is the song mentioned by Tracey (50:10) that is a remake “Just us” by DJ Khaled & SZA? It
    takes the beat of Mrs. Jackson by Outkast.

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