Ferris Bueller Recut

A couple of weeks ago I saw Ferris Bueller at the Screen on the Green in Angel. It’s one of my favorite films, and so I was pretty hyped up after finally seeing it on the big screen.  I’m always struck by how beautifully shot it is for a comedy, compared to those made now. Also how sincere the story is once you get past all the 80’s… ness.

The following day was a slow Sunday, and since I had little else to do I decided to have a play with some of the shots and maybe make a trailer which could cut out all the comedy, and make it look more like an indie coming-of-age film. This is what I ended up with:

I hadn’t intended to put it online, but I showed it to a few people and they like it. Aidan Hornsby said I should put it on YouTube, so I finally got round to doing it a couple of days ago.

Then in the past 24 hours I got nearly 100,000 hits, beating the view count of just about anything I’ve put online before. All over something I made with a few spare hours on a Sunday.


EDIT: Earlier today I did a short Q&A for Steve Spears blog which can be seen HERE.

EDIT 2: 600,000 views. Not Bad.


Filed under Film, Links

5 responses to “Ferris Bueller Recut

  1. LOVE IT

    Thanks for reminding us how beautifully that movie was shot.
    Great timing.

  2. Wow, I saw this, and only later found out you made it Joby.
    Well done.
    Now I need to find a cheeky VCD of the film to show my girlfriend!

  3. Wow, it makes me want to see the whole made in an indie coming-of-age style. Great way to make me see a classic film in a totally new way. Thanks.

  4. Jessica

    I loved it! Well done!
    You should do this with The Breakfast Club. It would be great! 🙂

  5. Pingback: Mundane Monday: Ferris Bueller, Socrates and March-ing On | Alexandra Wrote

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