13/10/2010

Cameron's Day off

Today's pick is from a movie that many of us will reconize as a classic, Ferris Bueller's day off. Directed written and produced by John Hughes. The film follows Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) who decides to skip school by faking illness and persuades his girlfriend Slone (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck), who turns out to be quite a character, to join him.

In this scene, after being continuously phoned by Ferris, and urged to drive over and 'come pick him up' Cameron considers his options in a calm and collected way.



Many teen movies from the 80s have aged horribly and faded into obscurity. Ferris Bueller's Day Off however remains a classic. For what reason I'm not sure, I do however agree with it's status as a classic. Ferris isn't in himself a lovable character, in fact he can be somewhat annoying. Whereas Cameron for some reason seem to be a character that a lot of people, myself included, can relate to a lot better. It is perhaps this balance in the two main roles that make this movie such good viewing, that, and the writing and directing of the late John Hughes.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off @ IMDb

18 comments:

  1. in real life, ferris would have been arrested several times over that day...

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  2. jahahahahah i love that movie

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  3. It certainly is a classic, but more people know about it than you think. I mean, TBS loves to show it nearly every fuckin' Sunday.

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  4. awww.. one of my fav teen movies :D :D

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  5. Haha, I missed this one! :D
    I want to see it again.

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  6. Very much a classic scene in a classic movie. Always makes me smile.

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  7. Dude im loving this blog, pretty good stuff.

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  8. Great selection of movies, Office Space, Ferris Bueller, at a first glance

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  9. cool video. remember watching this in english class lol.

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