Archive for September 24th, 2009

Great “Over the Edge” making-of piece

September 24, 2009

I am a huge fan of the teen riot genre, and (with exception of Rebel Without a Cause, of course) the granddaddy of them all, the one with which all teen riot flicks would afterwards always be compared, is of course Over the Edge.

We showed the film way back when in January 2005. Vice Magazine just published this great behind-the-scenes tell all that I highly reccommend, for fans of the genre or otherwise!

OVER THE EDGE: An Oral History of the Greatest Teen Rebellion Movie of All Time

(I do take slight issue with the article’s repeated comment about how the film is about kids who are bored, so bored they resort to violence for something to do. I think the heart of a good teen riot movie is that it is about kids that are frustrated, frustrated with their parents, their teachers, the cops. They aren’t being listened to or taken seriously, and they see the adults being a party of the system they reject and don’t want to grow into, so they only way to get attention is through violence. But, I digress…)