Saturday, April 2, 2011

B is for.....

B is for Bueller..........Bueller.

The 80's gave us a lot of great teen movies, perhaps none better than Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In high school, a bunch of us would act out scenes from the movie at parties. Such was the pull of Ferris Bueller that this often made us the hit of said parties. It was a glorious time indeed.

I've always thought they should make a sequel. Ferris is producing a play on Broadway and Cameron is a banker on Wall Street. Ferris has to meet with an investor threatening to walk, but his marriage has just fallen apart and he can't handle the idea of groveling for money. He gets a message from Sloan, whose own marriage has recently imploded, on facebook that she's coming to the city and would love to get together. Cameron is working on a big project, but Ferris coerces him to ditch work. The three old buddies wander NYC, avoiding Ferris's investor, Cameron's boss, and possibly Sloan's ex. This is just a rough outline of course, but you can see the possibilities, can't you?

I saw this recut trailer for Ferris Bueller a while back, and it's kind of interesting. Imagine Ferris repackaged and marketed as an indie film, full of irony, angst, and epiphany. It makes me wonder if I missed some deeper meaning in the film.

24 comments:

  1. I saw the movie recently with my older child, I still enjoyed it even this far on, I definitely missed the deeper meanings too.
    And we noticed the fashions are back..

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  2. I've actually never seen that movie... Most people freak out when I tell them that, because I love comedies and stuff, but it's just never really appealed to me. Maybe I'll have to give it another shot.

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  3. Nice post. It was a great movie but I'm pretty sure there wasn't a deeper meaning. There's also a recut version of The Shining trailer edited to be a family comedy which is pretty cool.

    regards
    Mood

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  4. I love those re-cut movie trailers. Kind of makes me wonder about queries, though, and if I'm presenting my story the way I think I am. Hmmm....

    Also, my fourteen year old has never even seen FBDO, yet even he says, "Bueller...Bueller." Too funny.

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  5. That trailer makes me laugh--it looks a little too much like the Twilight movies. Deeper meaning? I don't think so.

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  6. Pleasure to meet you! Great choice on be and looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

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  7. I loved Ferris Bueller! A friend and I were just laughing recently about Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago. Great post.

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  8. Brigid: Ferris was remarkably stylish.

    allison: If nothing else, watch it for the pop culture references.

    Mood: I'll check that Shining trailer out-thanks for the tip.

    LG: Very interesting point about queries, and I love that your kid says Bueller.....Bueller and he's never even seen the movie.

    JoLynne: Yeah, what would John Hughes have done with Twilight and this whole vampire craze in today's teenagers?

    Jeffrey: Thanks for stopping by.

    Julie: You gotta love Abe Froman. That's one of the best scenes in the movie.

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  9. I find it interesting when I watch a movie that I saw in my younger years. My take on it is always different and I realize that a lot of things just went over my head when I was younger.

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  10. Guess that was just back in the day when they didn't make sequels to everything. Bet someone's thinking of 'rebooting' it though!

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  11. Good one! B for Bueller! Saw your post on Julie Flanders B is for Books - To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book too, and also my favorite movie.

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  12. Ugh. I can't believe I typoed on a single letter. Pesky extra "e". Sigh.

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  13. I can see your possibilities. And I even had a poster of Ferris.

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  14. The thing I love about this movie... is that so many people (including myself) would skip school and go downtown Chicago for a weekday... I did it twice a semester... And never got in trouble.

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  15. Oh I love ferris bueller! Always wait until the credits are finished and giggle.

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  16. good stuff - Ferris has become a kind of cult movie - good luck with the challenge..

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  17. I love anything that shows off my city, and I love this movie! I think there is a deeper meaning, it's not just about skipping school and having fun, but I think about taking opportunities presented to you. Maybe not Oscar worthy, but the scene where Ferris' sister is at the police station and Charlie Sheen is talking to her about her choices sums it up. Great post!

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  18. Ferris was one original guy. Nice post and thanks for following my blog.

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  19. One of my all time favorite movies!

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  20. Huh. that was pretty impressive, since that tailor seemed to have bits and pieces and yet had NOTHING to do with the movie at all!

    Great post!


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  21. I would really like to know, why exactly is this film such a treasure for our generation? I understand why I like it, but I wonder why you do. I asked many people about it, and got entirely different responses.

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  22. Squilla's AuntApril 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    I liked your question, Olga. I think I liked the movie because Ferris dared to do things, to really live, in a way I always admired or wanted to, but it just wasn't me. Chutzpah...he had it and got away with everything. I always got caught!

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  23. Bueller remains one of my faves, judging that the next generation is familiar with it, it has the makings of a classic. Personally, stop and look around once in a while was enough of a message and it managed it in a very lighthearted way.

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  24. Love your idea for a sequel.

    And will R be for Risky Business?

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