The Breakfast Club And Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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“Bueller…, Bueller..., Bueller...” A timeless quote from one of the greatest movies John Hughes Directed that still resonates today. An innovator, legend, and idol to many, I believe John Hughes is one of the greatest directors of all time. John Hughes’ unique style of relatable scenarios portraying the developmental challenges teenagers go through in The Breakfast Club, and Ferris Buhler’s Day off. Teenagers are aliens; they don’t listen; they rebel; they drive adults crazy. In the movie, The Breakfast Club, John Hughes shows the many ways that teens struggle to fit in. As said in the beginning of the movie “One of us is a brain… and an athlete… and a basket case…and a princess… and a criminal” teenagers aren’t defined by labels due to the…show more content…
No kid wants to wake up at the crack of dawn every morning to listen to a bunch of teachers talk about The American Revolution, or the Pythagorean Theorem. Teens always feel that they have to stay home from school, for either avoiding a bully, or skipping a test they forgot to study for. In the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Ferris didn’t want to waste a beautiful spring day in a stuffy old building. John Hughes opens this scene with an extreme close up shot on Ferris. Hughes is showing him wrapped in blankets and looking extremely pale. Hughes has extremely soft lighting in the room, there are no shadows on Ferris when his parents are leaning over him. I think Hughes wants the viewers to see that it’s a fantastic spring day as Ferris sees it. John Hughes then shows the view of the world through Ferris’ eyes and the viewer sees his sister’s blurry silhouette in the doorway and a worms eye of Ferris looking up at his parents with a concerned look on their face, caring for their child. John Hughes makes Ferris’ ‘illness’ seem real. Hughes uses these camera angles to show viewers what Ferris is experiencing. He uses his creative techniques to make his viewers feel as if they are sick with Ferris and that they are convincing their own parents to stay home from…show more content…
His creative mind gives him an advantage over other directors. He has a way of putting his audience in his movies. The way he uses his camera angles, he puts the viewers at eye level with the characters makes the viewer feel as if they are in the movie too. With his use of soft lighting as he wants the lighting to wrap around his characters when they are so close up and show every detail of the scene. Hughes wants the viewers to feel what his characters are feeling and go back to a time in their life when they went through the same experience his characters are going through in his movie. From staying home from school, to rebelling in class and sitting through detention talking about not fitting in. Hughes makes his work relatable, and I think that is what makes his work so unforgettable, and Hughes of the greatest film directors of all
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