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Fridge / Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Fridge Brilliance:

  • Why does Cameron wear suspenders and a belt? To illustrate how uptight and insecure he is.
  • Cameron stares at a pointilist painting. The camera zooms in closer and closer until the subject matter becomes incomprehensible. Cameron is fixated with it because he is afraid that, just like the painting, the more you look at him, the less you see. He feels he is nothing.
  • Cameron wears a Detroit Red Wings jersey in Chicago, the land of their bitter rivals. This highlights his alienation to his surroundings.
    • Alan Ruck claims John Hughes told him that Cameron wears a Red Wings jersey because his grandfather in Detroit took him to Red Wings games a kid, and despite his strained relationship with his father, he had an excellent relationship with his grandfather.


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