Three high schools and two college campuses where edited together to form the High School. Southwest High School (Nicholas Zebrun and David Sowden's alma mater; used for most of the interiors), Arlington Heights High School (most of the exteriors and occasional interiors) and Trimble Tech High School (selected exteriors) where all used together. Both Texas Christian University (TCU) and Tarrant County Community College (TCC) South Campus where used for selected interior and exterior shots during their summer school program when high school shooting was deemed impossible. The school was intended to be a labyrinth of halls, parking lots and classrooms. Thus shots and locations were purposely designed not to match up, so as to give a sense of disorientation and confusion - recreating the blur of classrooms and buildings that formed several of the crew members' high school years. 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 »