Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    In the epic tales of Beowulf and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the archetype of the “sidekick” serves to convey the epic message by exemplifying the meaning of the message, aiding the hero, and highlighting the hero’s admirable qualities. The epic message of Beowulf is that courage can defeat evil, as Beowulf and his companions are able to conquer their foes by being brave. The sidekick helps convey this theme by serving as an example of the theme. During the last part of the story, Beowulf leads a small troupe of warriors to slay a mighty dragon that has been terrorizing the Geats. Although most of the warriors flee in terror at the sight of the beast, one warrior, Wiglaf, stays to help Beowulf, fulfilling the archetype of “the sidekick” in the process. With his help, Beowulf is able to slay the dragon. The sidekick’s actions help exemplify the epic message, showing how courage is able to defeat evil, as without Wiglaf’s brave actions, the dragon’s evil would have never been stopped.…

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    Movie titles give a good deal as to what the audience’s attention should be focused on while watching the movie. However, unlike most movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) hints that the viewer will be most intrigued by the character the movie is named after Ferris Bueller. However, the most interesting, multilayered, and relatable character is the supporting male character Cameron Frye. He is considered a supporting character because although he has a complex back-story of his own, his story…

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    actors don’t give off that they are in a film but in the comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes, the main character, Ferris Bueller played by Matthew Broderick, breaks the fourth wall randomly throughout his day that he skips school by faking being sick. This movie is one of the more well known films that broke the fourth wall and actually spoke to the audience, throughout the film Ferris randomly gives advice about skipping school and faking being sick. Now this comedic tale…

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    Ferris Bueller is the antithesis of an affirmative rebel. He has the power to travel out and do something that he wishes with none nice worry of the results. He will what every body dreams of doing. The film, "Ferris Bueller's day without work chronicles the events within the day of a rather rebellious young man... WHO offers into an awesome urge to chop faculty and head for downtown Chicago together with his lady and his best friend" (Spurr 1997). He manages to borrow his best friend's father's…

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    Why does the theme teenage rebellion seem to appear so much in movies, literature, and music? One may see this theme appear in William Shakespeare’s, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” as well as in Something Rotten the musical and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. There are many reasons that this theme emerges in media substantially, such as to teach a moral lesson as well as it is a topic that any audience can relate to. When commenting on what one may learn from this theme, many stories of teenage…

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    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it” Ferris Bueller. This is a quote from one of my all time favorite movies, Ferris Buellers Day Off. In the movie, three very different friends skip school for the day, and explore the city of Chicago. Each one of them had a very different experience. There was Cameron, who always tried to avoid trouble at any cost. He spent the day being worried and nervous because he was out of his comfort zone. Sloane,…

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    “I don’t think of kids as a lower form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986),…

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    Writer and television producer, Alain de Botton once wrote, “The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.” The Ferrari Crash scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off not only fulfills the emotional necessity to entice its audience, but allows any audience member to connect on a deeper level. In a time period where young adults were expected to conform to preset goals and dreams, John Hughes created the film to express…

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    literature and media that embody the idea of transcendentalism and anti-transcendentalism. In this quarter, we have read Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville, “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walden by Henry David Thoreau. We have also watched the films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Fight Club, all of which refers to transcendentalism and anti-transcendentalism in some way or another. Transcendentalism is the belief that knowledge of reality is derived from intuitive sources…

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    implying that the prison is really a zoo and the prisoners are the animals; there for enjoyment of the officers. In the last sections, Alber does an amazing job of explaining the significance of metaphors in film and more specifically, what prison metaphors tell us about society. I agree with Alber when she states that “prison metaphors, on the one hand, usually serve to critique certain limitations in the ‘free world’ and thus carry significant ideological and critical weight,” (p. 229). This…

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