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Ferris Bueller, you're my hero



Now that Thanksgiving is over, let's all give some real thanks to the John Hughes masterpiece "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Gina and I will be slobbering all over each other in this week's "Stuck in the 80s" podcast, which features the 1986 movie. I'm going to tell ya right now: Best John Hughes movie ever.

And we'll be chock full of trivia on the movie. (Actually, it'll just be me. Gina will sit back in stunned awe of me. Surely this will make up for me leaving Clay's girlfriend behind at the U2 concert.) For example:

-- There's no soundtrack for this movie -- very unusual for a Hughes movie -- because the director thought the diverse collection of songs didn't work well together on an album.
-- Matthew Broderick (Ferris) and Jennifer Grey (his sister Jeannie) were actually dating during the making of the movie. So when Ferris is dancing around to "I Dream of Jeannie", he was actually was dreaming of her. Probably.

Plenty more where that came from. Do you have favorite scenes or quotes from the movie? Leave us a comment and we'll work it into the podcast. In the meantime, remember Ferris's advice: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:15pm]


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