Filming began on October 17, 2003 and finished over five years later on March 8, 2009. Intense scheduling conflicts and casting irregularities caused several delays in the shooting process. One benefit to this was that it gave Nicholas Zebrun enough time to rework scenes in his original script he was not happy with. 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 »