Each month, with the University of Missouri's The Connector, EXTRA CREDIT re-examines pop-culture cinema through an academic lens. Following each screening, university researchers from across academia poke, prod and dissect the film in a panel discussion. Free for members!
40 years ago, a young Cameron Crowe went undercover on a journalism assignment, posing as a high school student. Within two years, Amy Heckerling and Crowe gave the world the prototype for a new kind of teen movie--one that was honest and sincere … and raging with hormones.