Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a film by John Hughes in the year 1986. Hughes has been a great director and producer of the era. He has produced one of the best films in the year 1985 that was “The Breakfast Club”. He has been a great director of comedy-drama, especially focusing on the teens of the age.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is another comedy-drama about Ferris, a young teenager who has spent his day off from school in Chicago. The film was directed and produced by Hughes along with his co-producer Tom Jacobson. Matthew Broderick played the role of Ferris, who was a fun-loving young teenager with the aspiration to explore the world.
Hughes wrote the screenplay within a week. He has focused in featuring various landmarks of the Chicago in his film. In one of his interviews, he mentioned that he loves Chicago and want to capture the amazing landmarks and architecture of Chicago. It was one of the top pictures of the year with $70.1 million over $5.8 million. It was marked as one of the best movies with a great soundtrack, message and humour. The movie has been preserved in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
Ferris fakes illness and stays home in Chicago. His parents even believed the fact that he is very ill and permits him to stay at home. However, his sister does not believe that he is ill and tries to find out the reason for staying back home and end up in knowing down Rooney unconsciously. Several characters in the film helped in the execution of the film in a fine way.
The central character was of Mattew Broderick as Ferris. Hughes likes to play with various characters. It has been observed in his works that he tries to enhance the characters with the use of other supporting actors. In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, various characters have been seen to help Hughes execute the film. Every character has been named according to the casts below.
Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye, Jeffrey Jones as Edward R. Rooney, Mia Sara as Sloane Peterson, Jennifer Grey as Jeanie Bueller, Cindy Pickett as Katie Bueller, Edie McClurg as Grace, Ben Stein Economics Teacher, Charlie Sheen as Boy in Police Station, Eric Saiet as Shermanite, Del Close as the English Teacher, Virginia Caper as Florence Sparrow, Larry Jenkins as Attendant's co-pilot, Kristy Swanson as Simone Adamley, Max Perlich as Anderson, Scoot Coffey as Adams, Louie Anderson as Flower Deliveryman, Stephanie Blake as Singing Nurse, Dee Dee Rescher as Bus Driver, Lyman Ward as Tom Bueller, Richard Edson as Garage Attendant and Jonathan Schmock as Maitre D’.
Hughes mentioned that he assumed the character of Broderick as the only one to play the role of Ferris. He said that he had the qualities of being charming and the humour with which he can pull up the entire character of the film. It has been mentioned by critics that often Hughes remain confused with the casts and the characters. However, he is determined to develop a central character that pulls the entire working of the film with grace.
The character of Ferris was one of the characters that have shown drastic development in the film. Like his other films, he ensures that every character executes their role in a definite way that helps in creating a footstep in the mind of the viewers. Jimmy Stewart could have played the role of Ferris.
Hughes has been surprised while auditioning Sara for the role of Sloane Peterson. He wanted a cast to be of the age of 16-18 who can play the role of 17 years. He was shocked to know that she was only 18 and could execute the role with grace. However, Ringwald said that she was immature enough to handle the role that was too long.
Many other casts have already worked with Hughes in his films before. However, Hughes was astonished by the characters and their execution of the role. In the making of the Breakfast Club, there was great chaos among the casts in the set.
It has been observed in most of his previous films that he is very confused about the casts. It is a great reason that withdraws his performance until an extent. The role of Ferris sister in the film was executed with great skills. In most of Hughes film, the supporting actors keep a remarkable emotion in the mind of the audience.
Hughes has been famous for casting in his films. However, from the history of the filming of Hughes’ film, it is relevant that he remains confused with the casts. However, there were no major issues observed in the delivery of this film.
Hence, it can be concluded that Hughes may be confused initially with the cast but is quite confident when the film has been delivered. These are the few features that help in the development of the film of Hughes. He understands the features of the casts and based on which he tries to allot them with the characters that they play.
With a large number of casts in a film, it becomes difficult for the filmmaker to execute the work smoothly. However, Hughes knows the ways to execute the film in the right way and deliver the working that will have an impact on the audience.
The casts are the most important features of the film and handling them or providing them with the right work is the job of the filmmaker. The casts are the one who have an impact on the work. Hence, casting plays an important role in the delivery of the film. With a large number of casts Hughes justifies the role that he views in his mind.