Thursday, December 24, 2009
Cameron Frye's Day Off
In the process of making our documentary, we spoke to a professor who actually teaches a course called TEENS IN CINEMA. He made a really interesting comment that was actually echoed by a number of different interviewees. And it was this. The movie may be called Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but it really should be named Cameron Frye's Day Off. Ferris is the central character, absolutely. He drives the movie (and the Ferrari), but Cameron is the one who you sympathize with. Who really goes on a journey.
We spoke with a mustachioed Alan Ruck about how the role came to him, Hughes' psyche and his thoughts on why movies just aren't the same anymore.