The entire movie was shot backwards for two key reasons: so that the character's relationships could grow over time (or appear in the film to fall apart towards the end), and because of the severe physical changes that the actors had gone through since graduating from high school. Of all the actors, Nicholas Zebrun went through the greatest physical change: growing a goatee and gaining nearly 30 pounds. Throughout the entire shoot, Zebrun lost and gained weight continually and had to grow three different goatees after continually shaving them off. See more »
In the opening tracking shot where Will goes to buy a drink from the vending machine, the camera operator can be seen briefly in a passing window. See more »
This story is about High School. It is a story based around the authoritarian regime that all schools impose and that we'll concentrate on later in the narration. This story began on a day not terribly dissimilar from this one. In room 419, Mrs. Parson's chemistry class was dissecting a frog. In the woman's gym class, a freshman girl got her period for the first time and left school early. In AP English, a frank and honest discussion was had about the merits of genius and the benefits of being ...
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During the opening credit sequence, just after the credit for music supervisor is shown, the character of Greg turns off a car radio (and turns off the credits) to ask if they must continue to listen to the music. The character of Will says that they must and turns the music (and the credits) back on. See more »