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Ferris Bueller confession: John Hughes was a 'wastoid'



Ferris BuellerWhen it comes to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, I never get tired of reading new details about the classic by John Hughes. The New York Post is the latest outlet for our endless curiosity.

With a special 25th anniversary Blu-ray release due today, it seems the perfect occasion to celebrate the movie one more time. Here are some gems that I found in the Post story.

THE SHOWER ENDING: "There’s a shot where Ferris goes to and from the shower," says Tom Jacobson, who co-produced the film with Hughes. "They finished that shot, then John runs up to Matthew and whispers something. So Matthew comes around the corner and says, ‘What? You’re still here? It’s over. Go home.’ That became the very end of the movie, but John thought of that right then."

JEANIE'S BUG EYES: "I loved working with [John] — I loved his playfulness," Jennifer Grey, who played Ferris’ sister Jeanie, says in an interview for the Blu-ray extras. "He would make the face he wanted me to make, and I would mimic him, and [he would say], 'Bug your eyes out, bug ’em out more, bug ’em out more,’ and I’m like, 'Really? Do you think this is just gonna look really bad?' And he’s like, 'Just do it.' I was so nuts for him, I would do anything he said."

HE WAS A ...: Edie McClurg, who played Grace, the school secretary said this about Hughes, "We were hanging in the office while they were setting a light, and I said, 'Which one were you? Were you a dweeby, a d - - khead or a wastoid?' And he kinda grinned and said, 'Wastoid.' "


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