Sunday, February 11, 2007

Twist and Shout

Heard the Beatles' "Twist and Shout" on the radio as I was driving home today. I have to admit that I can't hear that song without thinking of this scene and, for some reason, I can't think of this scene without feeling good.

3 comments:

Dave_M said...

Greetings from China~~~~~~~

Piper said...

It says that the video is no longer available but I'm guessing based on your post to my blog that it's the parade scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

It's a great scene and again, Hughes has some kind of ability for you dismiss everything you know to be true and accurate and just get caught up in everything.

The truth is is that Ferris is a punk and would have been yanked off that so fast, but that would be no fun and you want to have fun.

The same year this came out, Rodney Dangerfield did the same song in Back To School.

Damian said...

Grrrr. I hate it when that happens. Anyway, you are right. That is what the scene is supposed to be. It should be fixed now.

And you are right in that John Hughes (like any good filmmaker or storyteller) can get us so caught up in the reality of what we are seeing that we don't worry about how well it corresponds with our own reality. In the "real" world, for example, Ferris Beuller would be a selfish, spoiled brat who should get what's coming to him... but then again in the "real" world, Ferris Beuller wouldn't even exist. In the world that John Hughes creates though, Ferris does exist and he gives the people in our world a character whom we can admire for his insight, his cleverness, his tenacity and his confidence. I mean, who wouldn't want to be Ferris Beuller? The world literally revolves around him.