The Breakfast Club is pivotal film that should be within every high school student’s must watch list. There are aspects of the romance and the coming of age genres within the film, but this film contains much greater weight with the ideas of the Teen Film genre. The film consists of a group of kids, each from a specific stereotype within their high school and forced into a room for Saturday detention and through this and other features of the Teen Film genre they learn that they are not all that different after all. This paper will discuss the idea of this film being part of the Teen Film genre and its place as a classic within the stages of genre. The teen film genre is described by Catherine Driscoll in the introduction of her book, “First,
The Breakfast Club (1985) is a teen movie sensation written and directed by John Hughes. Starring in the movie are Molly Ringwald as Claire, Ally Sheedy as Allison, Emilio Estevez as Andrew, Anthony Michael Hall as Brian and Judd Nelson as Bender. All the characters represent a different clique from an American high school. As part of the different groups they have never got to know each other before. They see each other as a princess, a basket case, an athlete, a brain and a criminal, so does their principal Vernon.
In the 1985 film, The Breakfast Club, five high school students must spend their Saturday together in detention. Each of the teens is in detention for a different reason. They are each very different. There is the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Basket Case, and the Criminal, though they must put aside their differences to survive their grueling eight hour detention with their psychotic and impulsive principal Mr. Vernon. During detention the students were supposed to write and essay, assigned by Mr. Vernon, in 1,000 words on who they “really” are.
The Breakfast Club is a movie centered on five high school students who meet in Saturday detention. During detention, the students realize that they have more in common than anticipated. The students first bond over their hatred of the teacher in charge. To pass the time, the students disobey the teacher, do drugs and damage school property. However, the rebellion that made The Breakfast Club popular would not have been approved by the Hayes Code.
The film styles used support the storyline of the film. The narrative in the sequence is impressive. It starts with the introduction of Max in his new public school in Mrs. Whitney class from which he meets Margret; his future friend. Max becomes restless, and he is kicked out of the school for the whole day for calling Ms. Cross at class time without phone pass. Anderson takes the audience through his performance in both class and extracurricular activities.
and headed to the airport to catch our flight back to Sheridan. As we walked around the airport little tears trickled down my cheek as I realized that I had to leave and wouldn’t be back to my new favorite place in the world for a couple months. Once we touched down in Sheridan, my life went back to normal. I lived life like a normal senior in high school. I hung out with my friends and stayed up for hours either dancing or completing homework assignments.
I chose the movie “Natural Selection,” which is a Netflix original about a male social outcast who is trying to fit in with a new crowd, but then gets involved in a dangerous situation with almost no way out. This movie takes place at Blue Rock High School with three main characters. The three main characters are Tyler Evans--the social outcast, Paige Thomas, and Indrid Wardin. The movie begins with Tyler and his mother driving to their new home and unpacking boxes upon their arrival. Tyler is a shy, high school senior who has just transferred to a new school while desperately seeking direction from a world that seems to have abandoned him.
John Hughes’ 1985 movie, The Breakfast Club, offers uncountable examples of the ideologies of interpersonal communication. Five high school students: Allison, the kook, Brian, the brain, John, the criminal, Claire, the princess, and Andrew, the jock, are required to devote the day in Saturday detention. At the end of the day, they discover that they have more in mutual than they ever grasped. I will begin by choosing a scene from the movie and using it to explain what interpersonal communication is. The interpersonal transaction I chose to isolate was the scene where we see Bender and Claire going through each other’s wallet and purse.
They were to live at the Home of Infants until they were of age five. After living at the House of Infants for five years, they were then sent to the Home of the Students. Here, each person would complete ten years of learning and then be sent straight to work. In the years in the Home of the Students, Equality 7-2521 thought of the lessons to be too easy. This was considered a great sin because it was not good to be different from their brothers.
These experiences lead into his freshman year in Part Two - the struggles of starting high school, the workload, the over-suspicious mom, the first concert (with dad), and the seemingly endless bus ride to school each day. Moving into his sophomore and junior years, Vizzini shares more of his “firsts.” This includes his first summer job, as well as the more interesting things, such as getting drunk, smoking marijuana, being taken in by the police (for turnstile jumping), and being offered sex. Finally “Senior Year” details the most thrilling and stressful