The Hughes Reviews: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This review is the second to last in the Hughes Reviews series. So far this has been the most difficult movie to review, which is odd because I've seen this film hundreds of times. I can quote it verbatim, but I guess I never really thought critically about it. After doing these reviews, I think I have a better understanding and appreciation of John Hughes body of work. I can now definitely see developing themes which culminate in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which is a brilliant way to cap the teen films. Next month we will be finishing this series with National Lampoon's Vacation. So we're kind of going back to the beginning of his career. Anyway, I appreciate your patience regarding the posting schedule lately, hopefully soon, I'll have the new schedule all worked out. Oh, and as promised in the video, here is the track listing for those of you who want to compile your own Ferris Bueller soundtracks. Enjoy!

-Rob Out.

  • 1. Love Missile F1-11 (3:47) - Sigue Sigue Sputnik
    2. I Dream of Jeannie Theme (0:47) - Hugo Montenegro
    3. Oh Yeah (3:03) - Yello
    4. Beat City (3:28) - The Flowerpot Men
    5. B.A.D. (5:45) - Big Audio Dynamite
    6. Star Wars (Main Title) (1:31) - John Williams
    7. Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (3:07) - Dream Academy
    8. Danke Schoen (2:34) - Wayne Newton
    9. Twist and Shout (2:33) - The Beatles
    10. Radio People (5:42) - Zapp
    11. I'm Afraid (4:16) - Blue Room
    12. Taking The Day Off (3:54) - General Public
    13. The Edge Of Forever (4:24) - Dream Academy
    14. March of the SwivelHeads (5:17) - English Beat
    15. Oh Yeah (Dance Mix) (5:40) - Yello

    Also, I'm sure many of you have seen this, but this is a recut Ferris Bueller trailer that actually gets to the heart of the film. If they ever do a rerelease of this movie, they should definitely use this trailer to promote it. A friend of mine sent it to me a few months ago and I've been waiting to repost it.