Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Way Back Wednesday - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey (pre-nose job).

The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Broderick), who decides to skip school and spend the spring day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Ruck), he creatively avoids his school's Dean of Students Edward Rooney (Jones), his resentful sister Jeanie (Grey), and his parents. During the film, Broderick occasionally speaks to the camera to explain to the audience his character's techniques and thoughts - this actually started a revolution because many movies and televsion series now use the concept of talking to the camera.

One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Ferris joins a downtown parade and hops on a float - he then proceds to lip sync The Beatles' version of "Twist and Shout."

My favorite quote from the movie is Ben Stein's,
"Bueller? ...Bueller? ...Bueller? ...Bueller"

I also like when Jones says:
"I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind."

And Broderick's,
"Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
"Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond."

1 comment:

Thomma Lyn said...

Ha! Fun way-back Wednesday. I loved Ferris Bueller when I was a kid and it came out, and I still have a great time watching it. :-D