Ferris Bueller's Day off is indeed a film to take to heart.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize this when I was 16.
This was the most amazing love letter to a movie. I was especially choked up by the part about how the movie's actually Cameron story in the end, how he's us. So true.
It's inspired me to write a similar epistle about PITCH BLACK.
I doubt we're living the Ferris Bueller lifestyle by writing 3,500 word essays on 20 year old movies. It just seems like the liberating message of FBDO is wasted if the only person to 'gets' him is a 30 something hack writer in Australia.
I hope you realise Aussies are the only ones allowed to bag Aussies - taking the piss out of each other is the only thing were good at :)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a fantastic film no doubt but the stand out John Hughes 80's film is and always will be "The Breakfast Club"
Not that i'm biased by the fact that it's my favourite of the John Hughes film ever released or anything...Great soundtrack, great lines (Especially the dialogue between John Bender and Vernon) and when you're 13 years old (The age i watched it), Molly Ringwald was quite attractive...
Of course, "Pump Up the Volume" will always be a fantastic film with possibly the best soundtrack ever...
What? No love for "Better Off Dead"?
And though I love the Breakfast Club, there are lines that make me cringe, to this day. . .
"Yo Ahab, can I bum my doobage?"
"Yo Wasteoid, you're not gonna blaze that up in here!"
"Fuck you, sport-o."
That movie gave me the biggest crush on Ally Sheedy when I was 8, tho. Which pretty much lasted until I saw St Elmo's Fire. Which sucked, but had the best '80s theme song EVAR.
"Your book on how to pick up trashy women came today. Tell me something, what's a little boy like you doing with big boy smut like this?"
"It has raisins in it. You like raisins."
"and to drink. . . Peru!"
"He snorts nasal spray? You know where I can get some?"
"This is pure snow! Do you know what the street value of this mountain is?"
FBDO is an 80s classic ...
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