History Fridge / FerrisBuellersDayOff

14th Jul '17 6:36:29 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Why does Cameron wear suspenders ''and'' a belt? To illustrate how uptight and insecure he is.
* The art museum scene might at first glance just seem like a playful montage of teens goofing off in an art museum, but one element stands out; Cameron's fixation with the George Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". The famous sequence features alternating shots of Cameron and the painting each one closer then the last until at last it zooms in on a single blotch of paint. One might dismiss this scene as just a portrayal of the fun of impressionist paintings, but considering the subject matter of "A Sunday Afternoon" it seems more likely to be a key moment for Cameron's character. The painting shows people arranged as though on a chessboard all facing right angles. The exception to this are children and animals who are shown frolicking freely and naturally in the scene. The intent of the painting was to criticize the rigid social constraints of Victorian society. The exact spot Cameron is staring at is the face of a little girl. Unlike the animals and the other child in the picture this girl is walking with her mother, holding her hand, seemingly pulled into the rigid pattern that all the other painted characters are trapped in. Considering Cameron's relationship with his parents this seems like a very relevant thing for him to be fixated on.
** Actually WordOfGod says that the painting was made with pointillism and how, the closer you look at it, the less you see, and Cameron became fixated with it because he was afraid that, just like the painting, the more you looked at him, the less you see, he was nothing.
* There are some people out there who wonder why Ferris takes his friends to places like a museum and a French restaurant instead of places like an arcade or the mall. Ferris knows that going to those place would be too conspicuous for a teen who is ditching school. Even Rooney thought that Ferris might be at a pizza joint.



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* Why does Cameron wear suspenders ''and'' a belt? To illustrate how uptight and insecure he is.
* The art museum scene might at first glance just seem like a playful montage of teens goofing off in an art museum, but one element stands out; Cameron's fixation with the George Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". The famous sequence features alternating shots of Cameron and the painting each one closer then the last until at last it zooms in on a single blotch of paint. One might dismiss this scene as just a portrayal of the fun of impressionist paintings, but considering the subject matter of "A Sunday Afternoon" it seems more likely to be a key moment for Cameron's character. The painting shows people arranged as though on a chessboard all facing right angles. The exception to this are children and animals who are shown frolicking freely and naturally in the scene. The intent of the painting was to criticize the rigid social constraints of Victorian society. The exact spot Cameron is staring at is the face of a little girl. Unlike the animals and the other child in the picture this girl is walking with her mother, holding her hand, seemingly pulled into the rigid pattern that all the other painted characters are trapped in. Considering Cameron's relationship with his parents this seems like a very relevant thing for him to be fixated on.
** actually WordOfGod says that the painting was made with pointillism and how, the closer you look at it, the less you see, and Cameron became fixated with it because he was afraid that, just like the painting, the more you looked at him, the less you see, he was nothing.
* There are some people out there who wonder why Ferris takes his friends to places like a museum and a French restaurant instead of places like an arcade or the mall. Ferris knows that going to those place would be too conspicuous for a teen who is ditching school. Even Rooney thought that Ferris might be at a pizza joint.
24th May '17 12:30:17 PM HighCrate
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* There are some people out there who wonder why Ferris takes his friends to places like a museum and a French restaurant instead of places like an arcade or the mall. Ferris is GenreSavvy enough to know that going to those place would be too conspicuous for a teen who is ditching school. Even Rooney thought that Ferris might be at a pizza joint.

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* There are some people out there who wonder why Ferris takes his friends to places like a museum and a French restaurant instead of places like an arcade or the mall. Ferris is GenreSavvy enough to know knows that going to those place would be too conspicuous for a teen who is ditching school. Even Rooney thought that Ferris might be at a pizza joint.
17th Jul '15 6:05:43 PM wittylibrarian
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** It signals how out-of-sync Cameron is with the world around him. He may even intentionally be wearing a team jersey that alienates him further at school and in the city.
18th Jun '15 7:19:37 PM NoMoreRayWars
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* Why was Cameron so upset when Ferris hit him? It's hinted that his father's abusive.
18th Jun '15 7:17:55 PM NoMoreRayWars
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* Did Ferris actually think Cameron was going to be okay by the end of the movie? Cameron's father was probably already physically abusive (look at how utterly TERRIFIED Cameron was of the guy), and Cameron just wrecked not only the expensive garage, but also the thing that Mr. Frye loved more than anything else, possibly the only thing he loved at all. Cameron's lucky if he isn't beaten to death.

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* Did Ferris actually think Cameron was going to be okay by the end of the movie? Cameron's father was probably already physically abusive (look at how utterly TERRIFIED Cameron was of the guy), and Cameron just wrecked not only the expensive garage, but also the thing that Mr. Frye loved more than anything else, possibly the only thing he loved at all. Cameron's lucky if he isn't beaten to death.
death. - It was never implied to be physical abuse. Teenagers can be terrified of verbally abuse parents too. But really the movie only suggests that Cameron hates conflict and his father is an asshole.
17th Jun '15 1:58:02 PM worldbreaker
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* Just five simple words. Cameron's "chat" with his dad.
29th May '15 4:12:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Cameron's being able to wear a Wings jersey in Chicago maybe lends to the theory that the events of the movie are all in Cameron's imagination.
*** Or, they're planning on releasing an alternate ending where Cameron is savagely beaten or murdered for wearing a Red Wings jersey.
** This troper lives in Columbus, Ohio, and people wear Michigan gear here all the time despite the bitter college rivalry. People may mock you for it but usually nothing serious.
28th May '15 10:01:03 PM CurlsForGirls
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** This troper lives in Columbus, Ohio, and people wear Michigan gear here all the time despite the bitter college rivalry. People may mock you for it but usually nothing serious.
25th May '15 4:35:37 PM TheUnknownUploader
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15th Nov '14 10:18:13 AM MonkeeJuice
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* There are some people out there who wonder why Ferris takes his friends to places like a museum and a French restaurant instead of places like an arcade or the mall. Ferris is GenreSavvy enough to know that going to those place would be too conspicuous for a teen who is ditching school. Even Rooney thought that Ferris might be at a pizza joint.
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